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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-09-2004, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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i started a 20 gallon planted tank..currently running 3wpg with c02 diy.
my question is i have small minute bubbles coming out of my this oxygeon? 48hrs with c02 and already positve response from this possible? i heard 15 days before seeing results?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-09-2004, 05:43 PM
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Hi Fishmaster, welcome to the Tank! Adding CO2 has almost immediate results, pearling (oxygen bubbles), greener plants, faster and thicker growth... need to watch those nutrients now!
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-09-2004, 05:52 PM
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When conditions are right, plants will respond immediately. While it may take 15 days for your tank to look totally different, you should start noting increased growth right away.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-13-2004, 12:56 PM
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Dude, I got immediate results when injecting CO2. I run a 4X33 Watt fixture on a 20 gal long, with CO2 (The NutriGrow one by Hagen). The fixture I use is using old 33 watt bulbs from my reef tanks, but the seem to be okay. The only problem that I am running into besides my amano shrimp finally died, is that I am having to prune quite a bit, and what do yall mean by watch the nutrients? I am using the Two Kent products for Fresh Water plants (Pro Plant and I think Plant something)


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