I also want to show folks your tank need not look like donkey or only grow hornwort.
I'm not big on POLLS, but seeing where folks are at with the non CO2 is very good info, I'll devote more to this than I'd planned as it's something I like a lot.
Tom Wood said:I'm very happy with my h. difformis, cabomba and hydrocotyle thank you. I've tried collecting and growing a wide variety and after a while it's just not Fun any more. And we must have maximum Fun.
I do like the stability that CO2 brings, but I'm backing off on that too. You might also want to look at the middle ground here - moderate CO2, too. Especially with a moderate fish load, some steady plant growth is good and a little CO2 keeps things moving along.