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I've got a 3.25 gallon that's 18"x6.5"x6.5" and a 1.5 gallon 8.5"x6"x6.5"

I was planning on using these tanks as my oppurtunity to try out ADA amzonia soil. I was looking to use crypts, buce, anubias, DHG H.tripartita, S.repens between both tanks. I wanted to know if using a Finnex stingray led will be a sufficient source of light since or is there are other LED options. Also I wanted to know how necessary would co2 be here. I have diy systems on my other two planted tanks, but I just don't want to have to set up two more for these small tanks.

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I'm assuming your your tanks are both 6.5" high, the widths are harder to determine but the finnex comes in a lot of different lengths, so I bet you can find one that is the right length.

One of the tricky part of tiny tanks is not overdoing the light, especially if you want to avoid adding CO2. So keep that in mind as you do further research.

CO2 is more important that light, but if you work hard at finding a balance you can have a lovely tank without it.

Good luck, hope that helped a little!

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I'm assuming your your tanks are both 6.5" high, the widths are harder to determine but the finnex comes in a lot of different lengths, so I bet you can find one that is the right length.

One of the tricky part of tiny tanks is not overdoing the light, especially if you want to avoid adding CO2. So keep that in mind as you do further research.

CO2 is more important that light, but if you work hard at finding a balance you can have a lovely tank without it.

Good luck, hope that helped a little!
Would it be out of the question to try and get a fixture that can span over both tanks, since I plan on placing them side by side?
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Would it be out of the question to try and get a fixture that can span over both tanks, since I plan on placing them side by side?


Oh yes, in fact I assumed that was your plan


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Anyone see why a stingray may be too much light?

Edit: Will CO2 be necessary for these layouts?

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I had the stingray clip on over a standard 2.5 gallon and it worked well without co2.
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I had the stingray clip on over a standard 2.5 gallon and it worked well without co2.
What plants were you using? I was planning on using one fixture to cover both tanks as well.
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