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Old 07-09-2008, 10:14 AM   #1
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hagen plant grow with Co2

Has anyone tried this? and does it work?

Hagen Plant Grow Natural System with CO2 - Live Plant Care - PetSmart
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Old 07-09-2008, 11:36 AM   #2
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Yes, I have used this system. It works well in a 5.5 gallon tank. In my 10 gallon tank, I used two of the gray canisters. The activator and stabilizer that comes with the kit is yeast and baking soda. Once you're finished with what is provided, you can buy yeast and baking soda at the grocery store. I found that wine yeast produced CO2 longer than bread yeast.
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Old 07-12-2008, 05:19 AM   #3
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What is its use for?
In a salt water tank the LR and LS will convert nitrate and ammonia into nitrogen to be released at the surface. Adding this makes no sence. Unless you have a fresh water plant tank.
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Old 07-12-2008, 03:39 PM   #4
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Lance- It is used in a FW Planted tank.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:11 PM   #5
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it's basically just a prepackaged diy system that you can do yourself for much cheaper. I just use a 2 liter soda bottle and mix the yeast and sugar together and run an airline with a micro bubble stone into the tank. works fine for me and my plants. i got a 2 lb block of active dry yeast from costco for just a few bucks and it should last me a year or more.
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it's basically just a prepackaged diy system that you can do yourself for much cheaper. I just use a 2 liter soda bottle and mix the yeast and sugar together and run an airline with a micro bubble stone into the tank. works fine for me and my plants. i got a 2 lb block of active dry yeast from costco for just a few bucks and it should last me a year or more.
Is there a place I can get direction on making one of those? I am starting to put plants in all three of my tanks. It would be nice to make one cheap. I will check costco's to for yeast!
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This is a great article for setting up a DIY system:

DIY CO2 System for Planted Aquarium
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towards the bottom of this page it shows several peoples variations to make one, have not tried it though.
The CO2 Fever: DIY CO2 Injectors - Article at The Age of Aquariums - Tropical Fish
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I really want to find a good diy co2 that I know someone has tried out and knows it works. I got a friend coming out this weekend to help me make one. :P If I can find one that works.
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I've had good luck just using 2 liter bottles (I'd use 2 on a 10g) and the DIY mix with either a small submersible water pump or powerhead or using a limewood airstone under the filter output.


I can't imagine the Hagen thing producing enough co2 for a 10g.....even though it says for up to 20g. Its only like a liter I think.
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