I am new to this forum and wanted to get some advice. I have a new 75 gal
aquarium that I plan on setting up in a few weeks and I am planning to have a lot of plants to create a brilliant aquascape. In my 13 months of experience leading up to this new tank, I have had several planted tanks, but rarely the results I desire, so I would like to use a CO2
system for the first time to increase the lushness of the aquatic plants. I have had success growing many different types of plants, but they are never as full and vibrant as the ones I see online (usually thin and wiry).
I also plan to experiment by using pool filter sand (as it is inert) and premium substrate and separate the 2 mediums with aquarium safe plastic to reduce mixing. Using the substrate to plant and the sand as a pathway to give the scene some contrast and add an element of complexity.
1)Any suggestions for C02 systems out there? I currently have some 20 ounce CO2
paintball tanks, can I use these?
2)Are there any contingencies that I should be aware of before using 2 different substrate mediums?
I await your input/ suggestions.