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Old 05-17-2016, 06:40 AM   #1
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Fluval pressurized co2 vs DIY co2

I'm very indecisive on which I should end up going with, I was curious to know what the pros and cons are on both co2 setups. This will be for a nano tank.


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Fluval pressurized co2 vs DIY co2

Here is a pic of my 20g planted tank from a little over 2 years ago. At the time I was using a Finnex FugeRay LED, DIY CO2, API Leaf Zone, Seachem Flourish Comprehensive, and EcoComplete (substrate). It was at the lower end of medium light. I was not ready for a pressurized CO2 system; DIY (yeast based) worked fine for about a year. It was not a lot of CO2 but it made a big difference in the growth and health of the plants. It ran 24/7 and posed no health problems for the fish.

Edit: If I were to do DIY again, I would use the citric acid method. Less messy, longer lasting, controllable, more precise.

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Here is a pic of my 20g planted tank from a little over 2 years ago. At the time I was using a Finnex FugeRay LED, DIY CO2, API Leaf Zone, Seachem Flourish Comprehensive, and EcoComplete (substrate). It was at the lower end of medium light. I was not ready for a pressurized CO2 system; DIY (yeast based) worked fine for about a year. It was not a lot of CO2 but it made a big difference in the growth and health of the plants. It ran 24/7 and posed no health problems for the fish.

Edit: If I were to do DIY again, I would use the citric acid method. Less messy, longer lasting, controllable, more precise.

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Very nice looking tank, I ended up going with the DIY co2 route instead of the fluval pressurized co2 system. I am going to try the citric acid method and see if it works for me.
Did you have any problems with the fluval drop checker?




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Did you have any problems with the fluval drop checker?

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Other than the suction cup not sticking to the glass all of the time (it's about 3 years old), not really. I think it's easier to read because of the white background.



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