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Old 06-23-2011, 03:07 AM   #1
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Hey there I have a planted tank that has only been up and running for a week now. I have driftwood, moss ball, java moss and java fern on coconut and a few others. Oh and I have 6 neon tetras ( great hardy fish ). Anyway straight to the point I want a co2 injection system to keep my plants green and healthy. Now I have looked on eBay and I have seen a nano glass ceramic diffuser and I want to hook this up to a DIY co2 yeast bottle.

Would this setup be ok taking into account tank size and palnts etc... Hope you all can help me.

Btw I attachment my tank and the nano co2 diffuser.
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You don't need CO2 injection for java moss, java fern, and a moss ball. They'll do fine and thrive without it!
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You don't need CO2 injection for java moss, java fern, and a moss ball. They'll do fine and thrive without it!
He mentioned he had a few others, but I'd have to agree. All those plants are low-tech and low light, add an airstone and some good surface agitation and you should be good
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Hey thanks for quick reply. What about the other plants though ? I just want them looking all very green and good growth. Thanks again .
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It depends on your lighting. What wattage is that bulb?
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Yes as far as I know its a 11w watt bulb. And did you suggest me having an airstone rather than a co2 injection. Many thanks
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11 watts on a 7 gallon tank should be just fine for those low-light plants and shouldn't need CO2 diffusion. =]

But in any case, you can check plantgeek.net and see if your plants are low-light and what kinds you should stick to.
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Ok many thanks. I will go to that website and have a look. I light still consider one just to keep them green. Thanks ever so much for your help
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Yes as far as I know its a 11w watt bulb. And did you suggest me having an airstone rather than a co2 injection. Many thanks
Yeah, in a non injected co2 tank, an airstone would actually be a good way to have good gas exchange, therefore actually increasing the amount of co2 being absorbed.
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Ok many thanks. I will go to that website and have a look. I light still consider one just to keep them green. Thanks ever so much for your help
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