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Old 05-02-2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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When to use co2

I'm almost ready to start up my dirted 55 gallon. Im starting Friday if everything goes right lol. I know the dirt supply's co2 from the soil for a little while but my question is how long and when do I need to start adding my own co2 and nutrients
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I'm almost ready to start up my dirted 55 gallon. Im starting Friday if everything goes right lol. I know the dirt supply's co2 from the soil for a little while but my question is how long and when do I need to start adding my own co2 and nutrients
Your soils co2 content is minimal, and will dissipate quickly as it is just trapped from when you put in the soil. Anyway the need for Co2 all depends on what plants you have, how much light, and if your using fertilizers.
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Your soils co2 content is minimal, and will dissipate quickly as it is just trapped from when you put in the soil. Anyway the need for Co2 all depends on what plants you have, how much light, and if your using fertilizers.
I have low light I believe. 2 32 watt T8s that are overdrived to 64 watt a bulb. I'm going to get fertilizers soon. Probably just API leaf zone. I got low light plants as well
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I have low light I believe. 2 32 watt T8s that are overdrived to 64 watt a bulb. I'm going to get fertilizers soon. Probably just API leaf zone. I got low light plants as well
You will be fine with using liquid carbon a few times a week if you so choose.
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You will be fine with using liquid carbon a few times a week if you so choose.
Okay thanks! Now to pick some up Friday lol
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Okay thanks! Now to pick some up Friday lol
Most people go with seachems excel and I use it as well. Your best bet is to get it on amazon, usually the best deals.
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I agree that CO2 isn't necessary in this tank with the level of light you have. Liquid carbon supplements are a great option though.
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