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Old 10-13-2020, 01:53 PM   #1
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Will my plants survive if I remove the CO2?

This is my vivarium cube tank. I think the tank is already densely planted and I donít really want the plant to overgrow the tank and let it look messy. So I am planning to remove the CO2 injection to slow down the growth and I wanna to use the co2 set up for my farm tank instead. Do you think the red plants and the rest of the plants will survive once I remove the CO2 injection? Should I dim the light if I remove the co2? Hereís a before and after picture (3 months apart~)
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* lucky bamboo
* dwarf sag
* Needle fern
* Tradescantia zebrina
* Buce giant island
* Rotala mexicana goias
* Green pothos
* Lobelia Cardinalis Dwarf
* Limnophila aromatica mini
* Limnophila rugosa
* Ludwigia Arcuata
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Yes, very likely need to dim the lights (I run CO2 but reduce lights to slow growth). Plants will likely take a bit to adjust (fingers crossed). Off cuts from ferns I put into low light tanks all the time but other ones donít like the change / low light.
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Yes, very likely need to dim the lights (I run CO2 but reduce lights to slow growth). Plants will likely take a bit to adjust (fingers crossed). Off cuts from ferns I put into low light tanks all the time but other ones donít like the change / low light.
thanks I already moved the co2 tank into my farm tank and the Ludwigia repents has been growing like a weed LOL

I almost forgot to adjust the light brightness in my 7 gallon thanks!
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Sounds great
so here's the red plants picture (50 shots after LOL) after I remove the CO2 and I reduce the white light brightness down to 60% but the blue and red LED are at 100% brightness to have a nice purple reflections. But this picture was taken the 4th day without CO2 so finger cross that all plants will thrive in this tank. BTW that's my new betta, I was so happy when I got him but he hasn't eat anything for 3 days now. His gill is black and look a bit swollen, I am not sure if he has gill infection from the LFS
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so here's the red plants picture (50 shots after LOL) after I remove the CO2 and I reduce the white light brightness down to 60% but the blue and red LED are at 100% brightness to have a nice purple reflections. But this picture was taken the 4th day without CO2 so finger cross that all plants will thrive in this tank. BTW that's my new betta, I was so happy when I got him but he hasn't eat anything for 3 days now. His gill is black and look a bit swollen, I am not sure if he has gill infection from the LFS

I hope Iím wrong for you but in my experience, the plants will exhaust all the co2 they have in storage then begin to die out until you are left with the plants that prefer your water type and can survive on the nutrients available including co2.
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