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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Lighting help for my 8.9 rimless nano

I have a 8.9 gallon rimless nano tank. The tank is about 19 inches in length so finding a lighting fixture using t5s or similar bulbs is tough. So far I have been using a finnex epoch clip light with a 32 watt agro sun 6500k bulb. The tank is also near a window. I am currently dry starting some HC and DHG. Will my lighting be sufficient or should I get some more light going quickly before I have a die back? The plants look good, but its only been four days since the initial planting.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 12:29 AM
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there are plenty of high light choices, but the big question is - do you have co2. Those are typically high light plants and high light = need pressurized co2, otherwise I think you will growing more stringy green stuff than plants.

LED is a good option, the might ray 2 finnex will work
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Yeah I have a pressurized co2 system that I will install once the tank is filled. Do you think the lighting I have now is adequate? I do not really wanna get another light if I do not have to.
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