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starting 2.5 nano

Hi there im just gettin started on my 2.5g which i plan to keep CRS in.

My questions are, what kind of plants can i grow with 18w lighting, is this high med or low light?
will i need co2 to keep it healthy?

thanks in advance for any help.

Geoff
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I would say medium lighting. I know its enough for HC because I've seen many members grow it successfully in 18w of light in a 2.5 gallon. I've growing it well in a 2 gallon with 18w.

CO2 is not required if you dose Flourish Excel. But CO2 will make your plants grow very well.



On a side note, I have a 20 watt light on my 2.5 gallon and I don't dose anything, no CO2, and my plants are very happy. Not the fastest growth on some of my stem plants but my HM is growing like mad. It's probably because my 20 watt is a screw in spiral flourescent, making the light maybe a 15 watt or something.


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Great thanks, i think ill start out dosing excell and maybe try a DIY co2 setup later on, im glad to find out i can grow HC because i really like it.

thanks again,

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Oh i was also wondering if a dwarf puffer would be happy in a 2.5g?


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