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Old 04-11-2017, 11:25 PM   #1
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I have a 37 gallon tall that is almost 23 inches tall. I have the Fluval Eco Bright LED lights. My concern is I have plants like Rotala indica that I recently got. Do I have enough light for plants like that, that need high light?
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I have a 37 gallon tall that is almost 23 inches tall. I have the Fluval Eco Bright LED lights. My concern is I have plants like Rotala indica that I recently got. Do I have enough light for plants like that, that need high light?


Can't find any par ratings for your fixture? Anyway it might be ok. U should only need 35+ par at substrate. Aslong as the ferts etc are good u should be fine. Do u have co2?
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No. I've never really looked into it? What about liquid co2?
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I just bought some api liquid co2 and was wondering if it was effective for flora/harmful to fauna as well.
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Yea look it's better than nothing but majority high light plants will want pressurised.
High lighting and lack of co2 = algae

Liquid co2 is not harmful to fish unless over dosed. It is harmful to some shrimp I think? Plants love it!
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Is pressurized co2 pretty expensive? I'm sorry that's the one thing I haven't done a lot of research on.
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Is pressurized co2 pretty expensive? I'm sorry that's the one thing I haven't done a lot of research on.


Initial set up can be. Check on eBay or Amazon for the price of a small cyclinder (2.6kg or 5lb) and an aquatek regulator, co2 tubing, diffuser (inline is best if u use canister filters) a co2 drop checker and a bubble counter.

I suggest doing abit of research on co2 if going down this route. U MUST maintain 25-30 ppm of co2 for the duration of your lighting period.

Tank refills are cheap and a tank will last u about 4-5 months
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Is pressurized co2 pretty expensive? I'm sorry that's the one thing I haven't done a lot of research on.

your going to plunk down close to $300 for regulator with gauges, solenoid, tank, metering valves, bubble counter and diffuser/reactor


but if you want that high tech tank its necessary...
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No. I've never really looked into it? What about liquid co2?
Liquid Co2 isn't really liquid co2 its glud.
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I think you can grow it fine without co2. But its always a plus.
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