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evandro.carrenho

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You have 48w over 7gallons, are those t5 bulbs? Seems a lot if light, if so.
 

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lightyear;56586 said:
very informative.

one last question, does it mean that if I turn off my c02 at night and turn on at the morning I am encouraging algae due to co2 fluctuation?

Currently i turn off my co2 a night, and turn it on in the morning. is it better to leave it 24 hours a day at 2 bubbles per second in 7 gallon?

Hi,

No. Without light, no photosynthesis, goes for all plants including algae, all plants become consumers of Oxygen. :)

I think most of us turn our CO2 off an hour or so before lights out and bring it back on an hour or so before the lights come on.

Biollante
 

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evandro.carrenho;56603 said:
You have 48w over 7gallons, are those t5 bulbs? Seems a lot if light, if so.

yes. it the belief that watts per gallon does not apply to nano tanks. base on my computation 48 watts is good.

Is there a way that I can stand my toes in my decision without encountering algae? it was doing well three weeks ago and i was able to fully carpet my tank with this setup. wondering why this time got issue.