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I want to know what kind of lights you guys and gals are using for your 2.5 gal aquariums.
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These fixtures are the latest fluorescent technology yet. They measure only 7 mm and allow for several bulbs in a small space. A 13 watt 20 inch T-2 Bulb (6400 K) produces 950 lumens which is 73 lumens per watt with low wasted green/yellow light energy that is often found in other Power Compact Lights. As little as 1 to 1.50 watts per gallon for a planted aquarium is all that is needed from these T2 Lights!
These fixtures have useful linkable, and rotating lens features too.
Mar 21, 2017 - A 5 gallon aquarium kit with filter and light is a great choice for starters who ..
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Material: This kit from Fluval Spec is made of etched glass which gives a sleek and stylish look to the tank.However, etched glasses have the tendency to break faster than normal glass because of the acidic etching, but the Fluval spec has given the glass more sturdiness by their unique manufacturing technique.Lighting: The LED lighting system includes 37 LED lamps that are designed to overhang over the arches of the tank which will give your plants and other decors the perfect illumination.Filter: The 3 stage filtration system is powered by an efficient circulation pump which has the adjustable output nozzle. The filtration media includes a porous foam block that comes with a convenient handle, Biomax rings and activated carbon for proper mechanical, biological and chemical filtration.Easy to clean: All the set-up of filter and pump is fitted to, a separate chamber at the one end of the aquarium, so clearly this kit will give you enough convenience for cleaning the tank thoroughly.Pros:Con: Heater is not included with the tank.Last Verdict: This 5 gallon tank kit from Fluval Spec is undoubtedly a convenient, affordable and stylish aquarium set that you can have for your house. Though not included with heater, you can easily avail a 25 W heater to complete the kit. high light planted 5 gallon aquarium [2 for a 10 gallon, 3 for a 15 gallon, etc.].
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Typically, plant keepers try to provide anywhere from 2-5 watts per aquarium gallon. Research the plants you want to keep beforehand to determine if you can provide the light needed. T5-HO's can be a good option for plant keepers.Nano tanks are susceptible to fast fluctuations in water chemistry. Having a small bioload allows less maintenance and makes for a more stable environment. Lighting was controlled with a timer with a light cycle of eight hours. The CO2 system was a regulator adapted to a 20-ounce paintball cylinder. The CO2 rate was 1 bubble per second through a ceramic diffuser while the lights were on.
The aquarium was fully planted from Day 1 and allowed to cycle for three weeks before adding any fauna. Potential for an algae bloom was reduced by starting with a 5-hour photoperiod and having a large amount of plant mass at initial planting. Black brush algae began to develop on the Bolbitis and brown dust algae on the stones. The black brush algae was trimmed off and treated with spot treatments of hydrogen peroxide. The green algae were consumed by the cherry shrimp, once added to the nano.
The result is a fully planted display tank that is aesthetically pleasing and remains challenging enough to keep my interest in its care. Maintenance includes a quick scraping of algae from the glass surfaces and weekly 20 percent reverse osmosis water and 10 percent treated tap water changes. Trimming is done every two weeks along with the maintenance of the filter and other equipment or as needed. A 9-gallon cube has a small footprint and can be placed in any area of the home or even on a desk at work, and moved if necessary.
The T5 has become very popular among both plant keeping freshwater aquarists, and reef keepers for good reason. They are compact, come in many varieties and high lumen per watt outputs. As a broad generalization, only requiring 2 to 4 watts per gallon for more shallow planted/reef applications depending upon tank depth and other factors. While the T2 is the latest in straight tube fluorescent lights, the T5 still is better suited for aquariums over 20 inches in depth.