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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-28-2003, 04:06 AM Thread Starter
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Do I really need a CO2 system in my ten gallon planted tank? Will the plants do alright without it?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-28-2003, 05:39 PM
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No, you don't really need a CO2 system to grow plants.

You will need CO2 (and fertilizers) if the tank has a lot of light over it, because without it plants will starve and algae will take over.

You will need CO2 if you want to grow demanding plants like Glossostigma.

Adding CO2 will grow greener and bigger plants, but no, you don't really need it. There are many nicely planted tanks without added CO2.
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i have a 10 gallon with 2 10 watt 6500K bulbs from walmart, and i used diy co2 then i had alot of algae, but i quit my co2 and my tank is algea free, with great healthy looking plants, but they did pearl when i had the co2 going.
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Only downfall i've seen with CO2 for smaller tanks is having to constantly trim the plants as they'll overgrow the tank
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Yep but that ain't bad.
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