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Old 09-30-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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Want to try a CO2 system for my new 75 gal planted aquarium

Hello All,

I am new to this forum and wanted to get some advice. I have a new 75 gal aquarium that I plan on setting up in a few weeks and I am planning to have a lot of plants to create a brilliant aquascape. In my 13 months of experience leading up to this new tank, I have had several planted tanks, but rarely the results I desire, so I would like to use a CO2 system for the first time to increase the lushness of the aquatic plants. I have had success growing many different types of plants, but they are never as full and vibrant as the ones I see online (usually thin and wiry).

I also plan to experiment by using pool filter sand (as it is inert) and premium substrate and separate the 2 mediums with aquarium safe plastic to reduce mixing. Using the substrate to plant and the sand as a pathway to give the scene some contrast and add an element of complexity.

My Questions:
1)Any suggestions for C02 systems out there? I currently have some 20 ounce CO2 paintball tanks, can I use these?

2)Are there any contingencies that I should be aware of before using 2 different substrate mediums?

I await your input/ suggestions.


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