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T5HO x 2 bulbs @ 12" from sub. @ 7.5 hrs.
2 x Excel(recommended)doses @ 2ml...1ml is recommended per day.
"EI Low light/weekly" doses once a week.
I cultivate algae, er go the high lights. But I can also do this/w T8 x 2 bulbs.
I do not want CO2 injected or DIY. Some people are limited on how much they spend on hobbies. The T5 fixture was an impulse buy.
But neither do I want fast growth in my plants. I just want healthy plants.
So is this set up counterproductive to that ?
Have you ever tried this or close and had issues ?
 

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I've had setups like this one before. As soon as you start falling behind on dosing Excel everythin starts falling apart. I'd go with less light if possible. T5HOs are intense.
 

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Curious - cultivate algae for what? If you dose for low light, why do you have high? Even with your current light setup you should be trimming stems every 3wks or so with your avg fast growing stems (ludwigia, rotala, etc).
 

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i'd switch to t8's or just raise the lights a good deal if possible....
or you know, bite the bullet and go full on pressurized co2. But I can understand why you wouldn't want to do that.
 
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