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Old 02-02-2007, 07:43 AM   #1
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will a co2 system really help my browning plants go greener, or is it the water chemistry?
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I moved this to the planted section. We need a lot more info. What is the size of the tank? How much light? What kind of plants?

In general CO2 will help plants grow faster. A multitude of other factors could be at work here.
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I moved this to the planted section. We need a lot more info. What is the size of the tank? How much light? What kind of plants?

In general CO2 will help plants grow faster. A multitude of other factors could be at work here.
Agreed...identifying the source of the deficiency is your first step.
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Well, my tank is 30 gallons, with the temp at around 76 degrees F. I have four kribs, three arulius barbs, some neons, and a texas cichlid (2.5 inch).
I'm not sure what the chemistry, but what should i do now?
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Well you've covered tank size, but we still need to know the following.

How much light is over the tank? How long is it on each day?
What types of plants are you keeping?
Are you fertilizing at all? If so what, how much, how often?

At a guess, you've probably got standard lighting over the tank which would give you very low light. If you didn't research your plants at all, you probably ended up with plants that can't survive with that little light or they might not even be true aquatics.
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