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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-21-2008, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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5g lighting question

Is 27 watts overkill on a 5g?
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It's actually perfect, IMO.


(Just make sure you dose Excel)

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what does excel do??? i have about that for my 5 g. so i should be using it also??
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Thanks for the replies! I got the lights, the excel, some laterite and plants today. The only problem is I also found some of my favorite fish in the entire world...Melanotaenia praecox. Now I need a bigger tank so I can put them in then put my betta (who has been temporarily moved to a small set up) back in the 5g.


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what does excel do??? i have about that for my 5 g. so i should be using it also??
As I understand it, it is necessary if you aren't using CO2.
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...only on higher light tanks.
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