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Beginner's 1.6 gallon nano, some questions

I recently acquired a vast amount of riccia and glosso from a friend of mine. At first I decided to put the plants in my 5 gallon tank but I don't think the lighting with suffice. Anyways, I went to Petco two days ago and saw these little 1.6 glass tank that I've seen a lot of people on the forums already bought. The dimensions are 8"x6"x8".


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Anyways, my questions are:

1) I plan to make a DIY co2 for the tank using the Jell-o (or Nyberg) method but I don't know how much of the ingredients I should put in (Would it be better just to use Excel?).

2) I also plan to use a table light with a compact fluorescent but how much watt is necessary to keep the glosso low (as in carpet-like)?

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I can't really help you with the co2 question besides telling you to just scale it down from a 2L bottle batch to whatever size you end up using. As for the lighting, 13-19w compact fluorescent is probably your best bet, I would stay lower in wattage as obviously 1.6 gallons can heat up pretty fast.
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Thanks for the advice Navaros. I was thinking of using my old table light and just add a fluorescent bulb or I could just go to Ikea and buy one of those cool looking lights for less than 10 bucks (and then replace the bulb).
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