Originally Posted by Summer4infinity
That sounds beautiful! I love the Dutch style aquascaping. My planted tanks are all low-tech right now, but after the next two tanks are up and running I would like to look into trying CO2
on one. Do you run CO2
on your planted tanks?
I'll see if i can find the thread that made me want to try it. One of the mods here runs a beutiful 220g dutch planted tank that inspired me.
RIVERCATS 220G Transformation Journal
I run DIY CO2
on my running dirted 20g (1x2litre bottle some bread yeast, sugar, air tube to run from bottle to tank, glue to hold the tube in the CO2
chamber and an airstone). The 36g was going to be heavily planted but the Comets destroyed that so it's got some ludwigia still planted an Anubias and other floating stem plants but i won't run CO2
on it until i rehome the comets and plant it out properly again. The DIY CO2
works great for my 20G tanks. I get great growth with dual T8 lighting using one 6400k bulb $6.00 and an aqua glo bulb $20-$30 that came with a $20 fitting I bought. Low light at the right intensity has worked better than i hoped. Not so much spread from my carpet plants but they grow well enough in their plantings. Stem plants are at jungle stage right now and badly need trimming. Crypts grow slowly as they are supposed to but they are getting larger (DIY root tabs are helping).