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Old 04-22-2013, 12:34 AM   #11 
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I just checked my params today and everything is 00ppm. Hopefully it stays that way but things seem pretty much cycled :) I usually see them, so that's why I was a little concerned when they disappeared.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:59 AM   #12 
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I dumped tetra safestart into my tank and my snail almost immediately started being more active and turned into a poop factory. Sure enough, I tested the parameters a few days after when the tank was due for a water change and the params were 0. :)

I hope the snails are okay... I'd still see if you can find them at night, though.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:38 AM   #13 
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Wattage wise, it all depends on what you go with and what range you want to be in. LED's is hard to say, with t5ho you want like a 1/2-1.5 watts per gallon for low light 2-4 for moderate-high, with t-8 I had like 18 watts on a 28 gallon tank and it was very low light but sufficient enough...its hard to say. 5000-8000k is where you want to be at, most people, me included stick with 6500k as it's the closest to natural daylight but I do have a 5000k CFL on one tank and its working just fine
The odyssea light i mentioned would work out well for low-moderate light on your tank, and its a great price.

As for the dwarf hair grass, it's a moderate-high light plant that should have co2 injected...it's hard to grow and probably won't do well in your tank until you upgrade your lighting
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