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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-02-2015, 05:46 PM
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Posted By Fresh2o
Depends on the amount of light. All plants will...

Depends on the amount of light. All plants will benefit from the addition of CO2, however, in lower light the extra CO2 will probably not be utilized. I'd say definitely for high light, not...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 01-14-2015, 06:10 PM
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I am using a 24 oz paintball tank. I run between...

I am using a 24 oz paintball tank. I run between 3-5 BPS for about 7-8 hours per day. The tank lasts about 4.5 months per refill. I use an inexpensive ceramic/glass diffuser which is placed under the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 01-13-2015, 10:28 AM
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Posted By Fresh2o
I think less than $15USD on Amazon for the Fluval...

I think less than $15USD on Amazon for the Fluval drop checker. It includes the indicator fluid. Other drop checkers do not include the fluid and you need to either purchase it separately or make it...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 01-13-2015, 07:16 AM
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Posted By Fresh2o
That's fine for counting bubbles. But it won't...

That's fine for counting bubbles. But it won't tell you how much CO2 is in the water.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 01-12-2015, 10:17 PM
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Posted By Fresh2o
You can start off with 2-3 BPS. I would strongly...

You can start off with 2-3 BPS. I would strongly suggest getting a drop checker (or two considering the size of the tank) if you don't already have one. The DCs will be your guide.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 10-15-2014, 10:57 PM
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Posted By Fresh2o
I ran two 2L bottles into a tank half that size I...

I ran two 2L bottles into a tank half that size I did not see a rise in CO2 at night. The filters provided lots of circulation.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 09-28-2014, 07:44 PM
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Posted By Fresh2o
It is difficult to measure the loss of CO2 with a...

It is difficult to measure the loss of CO2 with a sump. A lot may depend on the media in the sump. If a drip plate, spray bar, and/or wet dry media is used then increased CO2 loss is to be expected....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 09-15-2014, 11:36 PM
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Posted By Fresh2o
Even though the amount of CO2 being added is...

Even though the amount of CO2 being added is constant, the level of CO2 in the tank will fluctuate. During lights on, plants will consume CO2 bringing the level down. However, during lights out,...
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