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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-22-2008, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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5.5G lighting question

I was looking through the posts in the Nano section and notice people have a pretty wide range of lighting for such small tanks. I'm sure this has to do with types of plants and whether or not there is pressurized CO2 present. But I wanted to make sure I've got enough light before I fill in my emersed growth in a few weeks.

I've got this lighting setup now...
http://www.bigalsonline.com/BigAlsUS...iaqualight2x9w

Would 18W of 6700k lighting on a 5.5G be enough? I'll be using DIY CO2, and only have Hairgrass and HC. might add an anubia to a piece of driftwood later on.

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all of those plants should do fine in 18w over 5.5gal (lightwise that is)

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