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NativeTank7 05-02-2013 04:36 PM

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

bshenanagins 05-02-2013 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by NativeTank7 (Post 2459601)
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.

NativeTank7 05-02-2013 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by bshenanagins (Post 2459616)

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

bshenanagins 05-02-2013 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by NativeTank7 (Post 2459681)

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.

NativeTank7 05-02-2013 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by bshenanagins (Post 2459771)

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

bshenanagins 05-02-2013 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by NativeTank7 (Post 2459785)

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.

aqua_chem 05-02-2013 10:39 PM

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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