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Setting up a picotope with HC...Lighting ??

Hello,

Setting up a picotope to grow HC & maybe a grass species in background.

Looking to dose with excel. Was wondering outloud about two issues,

LIGHTING

1) Is the stock 9W fixture ample enough or do I need something larger?
Is the Current USA 12" overkill & is the 13W perch light under (well) kill ?

http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/prod...frVWvpXlRTaG0_

EXCEL

1) How much excel to dose ?

Sincerely,

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Hello,

Setting up a picotope to grow HC & maybe a grass species in background.

Looking to dose with excel. Was wondering outloud about two issues,

LIGHTING

1) Is the stock 9W fixture ample enough or do I need something larger?
Is the Current USA 12" overkill & is the 13W perch light under (well) kill ?

http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/prod/215657/product.web?gdftrk=xh23lc0p/7HDy~g3JgKLc~ajvB4J24qQLJuvK8I2J4rCbAFb50PCAkPNyhk 6~gnnFvDtSDdx6iFPNQsGcQTpjEywYFAIRD28R32sVHgApVxIs jLre6qX7FsEJhB2fEYufJkl2/qW/3PthYH7tbOBeVrrHO2bLTfrVWvpXlRTaG0_

EXCEL

1) How much excel to dose ?

Sincerely,

Picodude

im no expert but im also planning on growing HCs... my plan is to grow them emesed for awhile (about a month or 2) with sunlight only and no fertz but i will maintain the dampness of the substrate...
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What size tank?

Wabi Kusa is just an Aquascape Katamari
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You can get this light:
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I saw these at big lots for 20 bucks. Pretty cheap and it looks like the otto lights.


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$40 for 2 ott lites... silver, white, purple, yellow or red

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These are bit more stylish for the same price http://www.ikea.com/us/en/search/?query=global+light
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Thanks guys for the suggestions.
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Hampton 27W desk lamp alot of the people on this forum use them
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