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C02 is always helpful, even in low light setups. I personally would not run a tank without C02, now that I've done both. In theory C02 is really not needed if you keep the watts per gallon under 2. You can instead use Seachem Excel for a carban source. Personally I don't care for it, but others have had good succes with it. Another option is DIY C02 (scroll down to "microbrew"), which is cheap & simple. I used this setup for my first planted tank(s) & had good success. Or you could go with a pre-made systm like the Hagen system. These are really only good for tanks 20G or under. It does a ok job. There is other pre-made system's out there that might be better suited for your setup, just take a look around. Top of the line would be pressurized C02. Which is more expensive to get started with, but cheaper in the long run. Well worth the effort & cost.
 
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