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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-27-2008, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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CO2 for 5.5 Nano

Hey Guys, Getting ready to setup a 5.5 gal Nano, tank will have 32 watts of light (67K, and 10K Bulbs) so this is a fairly high light, will need CO2.

Do you think DIY Co2 would be sufficient enough for this size tank and the 32 watts of light? I also plan to dose excel
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DIY should be sufficient, but what do you plan on growing?
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Thanks Genius, too start out nothing too hard. I would like to create a carpet of Glosso in the front area, but will prob stick to vallisneria Spiralis, hornwort, milfoil type plants for the rear height
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If you're going slow and won't be adding fauna for a few weeks, I'd recommend two DIYs to kick-start the process. I did it in my tank and the Glosso/HC carpet exploded after a couple of weeks.
Also, don't forget the quality substrate or substrate ferts.
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Cool thanks for the tip, I will run 2 DIY's. I put in flourite as the substrate, this should be good right? Its about 2" in the front, and tapers up to about 3 inches in the rear
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Yeah, that's a good substrate.
I like a steeper slope that what you have; I'd go closer to four inches in the back or however steep gravity'll let it stay. It comes down to personal preference, so do what your mind's eye tells you looks right.
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