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It's that magical time of the year when you can sucker people into hleping you buy things you can't afford :?

Currently, I've got this dinky lil 25 watt for my 20L tank, the hood and light having come from my LFS. I've got mostly low light plants:
Echinodorus tenellus
Lobelia cardinalis
Anachris
Wisteria (halfway dead unfortunately)
a Java fern
and an Amazon sword
with Java moss and duckweek arriving soon hopefully.

How much wpg should i be putting in this tank? Anyone have recommendations what brand of system to get/where to order it from?
 

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currently, i dose the tank with Tetra Florapride and just recently added flourite to my substrate. Figuring on a 55 watt fixture. That'll be enough for the plants to grow well, but not strong enough to really irritate my frogs, who don't particularly like strong lighting.
Also looking at the Hagen co2 system (http://www.hagen.com/usa/aquatic/product.cfm?CAT=1&SUBCAT=118&PROD_ID=01076900020101 for co2. Sort of a compromise between DIY and a pressurized system. It'll give me a hopefully consistent co2, with a fair amount of ease.
Can't really get a pressurized co2 system as my parents would balk at that idea.
 

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I'd actually be sort of happy with having some algae! I've never gotten any at all so far, and am worried that my poor bristlenose pleco isn't getting enough for him. I supplement his diet with Hikari sinking wafers and the occasional zuccini though.
My platies and 2 banjo cats eat most of the algae before Spike (the pleco) can get to it
 
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