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Old 03-29-2016, 01:04 AM   #1
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Led for nano tanks

So I'm thinking about buying a second led for my 5 gallon and was wondering what brand I should buy?
I'm looking for something that will help low/mid light plants like Val's and Monte Carlo. So any suggestions on a good led?

And does anyone have any experience with the LEDs that they sell on eBay?


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Old 04-01-2016, 10:55 PM   #2
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Old 04-02-2016, 04:13 AM   #3
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Do you think the original finnex fugeray would work? I'm looking for something to keep low light plants alive, the only mid light plant would be Monte Carlo


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Absolutely. Assuming your 5 gallon is 16" in length you could purchase the Fugeray or the Planted Plus.
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Yes it's 16 in length. Would co2 be necessary in a mid light planted tank like this? Or can I get away with not Dosing any co2?



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You might need CO2. If you experience an algae out break consider Metricide14. It is less expensive and more concentrated than Excel. If I remember correctly, 0.6 ml of metricide = 1 ml of Excel. Look around on the internet retailers for prices.

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The only reason I'm hesitant with liquid co2 is because I've heard it melts Val's


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I've been using a cheap Mingdak (Chinese) LED bar on my 5.5. Hornwort, Java moss, java fern and red dwarf lily have all done well. I don't use ferts or any co2. Going to have to skim off more duckweed soon, too. It's gone layered again.
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Is it a nano tank? Are you using some sort of special substrate?


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