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Old 11-06-2005, 06:52 PM   #1
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co2 injection

what does co2 injection do and would it be neccasacry for my tank right now i have 4 plants planning on getting more
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How many wpg are you. CO2 adds carbon to the water for your plants to use in photosynthesis. Over 2 wpg it is almost a necessity.
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Old 11-06-2005, 07:10 PM   #3
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the hood that came with the tank is a 15 watt bulb 20 inch hood
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No need to add co2 then. You may want upgrade your lighting a little if your plants dont do as well as you hope. You are under 1 wpg.
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ya it was a 20 gal starter kit i didnt buy it all seperate thanks foir ur help
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If you need to add CO2 depends on how much light you have, like rich311k already said. It does not depend on how many plants you've got.

You might have to add more light at the long run. What other plants are you planning to get?
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idk i think another wisteria maybe some others dont kno

i like how the wisteria looks and there is another at the lfs kinda tall with big leaves at the end idk may be too tall for my tank
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will these plants be compatible with myh 2 chiclids also i kno i have to wait to get more fish but how long do i wait to get 2 more chiclids? it has been 1 week for the tank
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If your tank is already cycled you can add some more now. Did you cycle your tank yet?
Try to find some really low light plants for your tank. Look here:

www.plantgeek.net
www.tropica.com

That's where you can find low light plants with pictures . Maybe some Javafern, Cryptocoryne or something like that.
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how do i kno if its cycled? 10 nitrate 0 nitrite and amonia when i hit that?
so i would be low light with 15 watts for 20 gal?
and thanks for the links
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