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I'm not really new to planted tanks, but I'm starting a nano cube and need to brush up on the fundamentals. :D

This tank is 5.5 gal, fluorite black sand, 27 Watt Hamilton Bay Light, plus 14 watts CF. Excel dosed every day.

Should I start dosing this tank right from day one, or wait a few months later? All my other tanks I waited a few months before dosing. Just curious on additional ways to go about in planted tanks.
I'm hoping that this will be somewhat of a low maintenance tank (the reason I'm using excel instead of co2). This one is located at school so not too much time to tend to it. I'm thinking of adding root tabs and keeping manual dosing to a minimum. Is this method sufficient?

Thanks! ;)
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