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10g nano-HQL lights

hello i`m new at the forum and i come from Slowenia.I have tanks for four years now.Before i kept fish,a few months ago i have set up a 25g planted,and i probably did somethig wrong because i have a lot of algi.
Anyway this is not a topic for this hread,i have two 10g and I dont know what ligts to use.Tanks are without covers and lights for nanos aren`t strong enough only 11w.I could use Dulux l 36w-daylight6000k,but i would have to make DIY holder for the tanks.As I was thinking what to do i found in a local shop HQL 80W-R DELUX FLORASET from osram.I dont know what to do these lights are complete no DIY,cheap,just fix them on the seeling and turn it on.I`m scared that 2W/L is a bit to much,what do you think?

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Yes, that's too much light if you do not have CO2.
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I have CO2,can use it,or easy carbo -easy life carbon fertilizer.
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It would probably work, I would worry about the tank getting too hot and the evaporation would suck a lot.
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you could put the two tanks back to back and the HQI in the middle of them, giving them each 4 watts per gallon. If you had c02 that could work great.

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If fixed 50cm above the tank it covers exactly 45 cm wide area if lifted more,than it covers more i could go trythe sandwich.I was looking and i foun some 50W bulbs that i could replace.About the heating i won`t use any heater for the tanks room temp.and the light should be enough to keep it at 25C and i have RO for evaporation problem.
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if you use the 50 w bulb and co2, you could possibly have it work over just one tank

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Thanks for your answers,i`ll try with 50w bulb and co2.I`ll put same pictures later on.
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I have finished my two nanos.Here are the pics.



Tanks arent fully planted yet because i could`t get eny mosses that i was planing,but going to get them this weekend-i hope-.In first one i`m planing to make a tree out of those roots,and the second i want it to look just natural habitat.I used in second depot mix Dennerle with some 2mm sand and on the top Lava gravel diferent size from 3-10mm+lava rocks.The first is only black gravel and i hope that HC will do ok in that if not then i will change it.both tanks are for shrimps so i`m limited in substrate choice and fert choice.LIghtining for the first one is HQL80W,second tank 40WL.
I`ll post some more pics when i get the mosses.
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wow nice rocks. your lighting is like a nuke. isn't that means inviting algae?


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wow nice rocks. your lighting is like a nuke. isn't that means inviting algae?
I hope not,i will have to be very careful with my ferts,i will be adding co2 but now first must save the money.Maybe some pistia or limnobium could lower the lights bellow.i`m thinking of a plant suitable for nano and very fast growing.Dont know jet which,but will keep looking.I`m going tomorow to the exotica fair and I`ll find there somethig.
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