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10 gallon tank

i just bought a 10 gallon nano for 30 dollars today at my lfs. I am going to use a Hob filter, pressurized co2 and a 27 watt hampton bay light. It is the empty one next to my 7 gallon.

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You won't need pressurized CO2 with that Hamilton Bay light.

Nice tank though. Exotic Aquarium?
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You won't need pressurized CO2 with that Hamilton Bay light.

Nice tank though. Exotic Aquarium?
i wont need pressurized? i dont think that i want to go back to diy(too much work). lol yeah it was from exotic.
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i wont need pressurized? i dont think that i want to go back to diy(too much work). lol yeah it was from exotic.
I doubt you'll need any CO2 at all. Excel dosing will probably be enough.
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Any suggestions on a style for this tank? I dont know what to do with this tank...
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I would suggest a tall grass all around the back and a short distance around the sides- might contrast well with the one next to it.
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Most of us go by watts per gallon and any number over 2wpg we would use CO2. I use Excel and dry ferts with no problems with algae. Plant growth is slower but I did not want to trim every couple of days.

75g, pair of gold rams , ABN, 1 adult 2 young discus, 2oto's, 6ADF's, 3 anglefish. 96w 6700k-light 6hrs raised, No C02, Excel, EI dry macro's and micro's, Eheim 2126, 18w UV, 2 Nano 270 powerhead. wall of bubbles for more O2 for such a deep tank.
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would 27 watts be 2.7 wpg for the 10 gallon then? I think i want to make this tank pressurized.
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Most of us go by watts per gallon and any number over 2wpg we would use CO2. I use Excel and dry ferts with no problems with algae. Plant growth is slower but I did not want to trim every couple of days.
The "WPG rule" breaks down with tanks smaller than 10 or so gallons and with tanks larger than approximately 90 gallons. Special provisions also have to be made for deeper tanks, of course. This 10 gallon tank needs around 3.5+ WPG in order for CO2 to be necessary...at least in my opinion.

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would 27 watts be 2.7 wpg for the 10 gallon then? I think i want to make this tank pressurized.
In your case, I'd go with a 36W unit with good reflectors if you want to bump it up to a high light setup.

Even if you put a 28W Coralife fixture, you still won't need CO2.

CO2 will help at any lighting level. I'm just saying that with the Hamilton setup, it won't be necessary and that the tank can be managed with just Excel alone. Definitely not a problem if you want to use CO2 on it.
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You would have a lot more color options with the plants with CO2. Do you know about our Plant club in Sac? http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sacaquaticplant/
Great place to exchange plants and info.

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Love the little tank next to the new set up (:


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will the 27 watt be able to at least grow hc or dwarf hairgrass?
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That's very interesting Eric. Could you explain why more wattage in a 10g? I would have guessed less seeing the tank is shorter and more narrow then most average tanks.

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That's very interesting Eric. Could you explain why more wattage in a 10g? I would have guessed less seeing the tank is shorter and more narrow then most average tanks.
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