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Old 01-05-2003, 01:08 AM
Jay
 
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Hi,

I have a 35G freshwater community aquarium with quite a lot of plants in it.
It currently is receiving 1.15 watts of light per gallon (40W total). I'd
really like to add co2 to my setup but am unsure if it would even be worth
it at such a low light level. Even if it were to only help minimally I would
still consider it.

Appreciate your suggestions,
Jason





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Old 01-05-2003, 02:32 AM
Robert Flory
 
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"Jay" wrote in message
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Hi,

I have a 35G freshwater community aquarium with quite a lot of plants in

it.
It currently is receiving 1.15 watts of light per gallon (40W total). I'd
really like to add co2 to my setup but am unsure if it would even be worth
it at such a low light level. Even if it were to only help minimally I

would
still consider it.

Appreciate your suggestions,
Jason


By all means I have CO2 in tanks ranging from 0.75 to 1.5 watts/gallon. It
make a big difference to the plants.

Bob


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Old 01-05-2003, 03:20 AM
Jay
 
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Ok thanks Rob, I'm gonna use it then.

"Robert Flory" wrote in message
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"Jay" wrote in message
.. .
Hi,

I have a 35G freshwater community aquarium with quite a lot of plants in

it.
It currently is receiving 1.15 watts of light per gallon (40W total).

I'd
really like to add co2 to my setup but am unsure if it would even be

worth
it at such a low light level. Even if it were to only help minimally I

would
still consider it.

Appreciate your suggestions,
Jason


By all means I have CO2 in tanks ranging from 0.75 to 1.5 watts/gallon.

It
make a big difference to the plants.

Bob




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Old 01-05-2003, 04:44 PM
Duncan A. McRae
 
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Default Should I bother to add co2?

I built a DIY CO2 pump, and the change in plant growth was REMARKABLE. I
have a 20w bulb on a 37g tank, supplemented by sunlight.

If you're going to build your own CO2 factory, make sure you follow "the
recipe." I didn't, and had to keep draining off alcohol & recharging with
water & yeast to use up all the sugar. I didn't realize that the alcohol
would eventually poison the yeast.

Have fun;
D

"Jay" wrote in message
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Hi,

I have a 35G freshwater community aquarium with quite a lot of plants in

it.
It currently is receiving 1.15 watts of light per gallon (40W total). I'd
really like to add co2 to my setup but am unsure if it would even be worth
it at such a low light level. Even if it were to only help minimally I

would
still consider it.

Appreciate your suggestions,
Jason








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