Newbie, adding CO2 to my Nanocube.
Hi all, been reading for a while and I thought I'd join in, I kept tanks all my youth up to moving away to college and due to a gift of a eclipse 3 gal about a year and a half ago, I'm back. I'm up to 3 tanks now all planted, the eclipse 3, a nanocube, and a 10 with an eclipse (twin lamp) hood. I thought I'd post here as all my tanks are small.
It was an aponogeton uvalecus that made my collection grow, and was a nice small plant in the 3 gal till I must have moved to the right place and within 2 weeks had left little room for the poor fish (2 tetras).Then came the nanocube but the water current was too much for the aponogeton, so then came the eclipse10, still not a big enough for that plant.
The Nanocube has been the most work, I modified the filter so the water would actually have to move through all the media, and cut a few slots so the surface was skimmed too, then I drilled the return hole out to lessen the "hurricane" effect the stock set-up gave. I'm getting a bit of hair algae in the cube, and last weekend got a SAE and a few algae eating shrimp (to keep 4 tetras company) to control the algae.
I ordered a DIY Hagen co2 set that I'll add this next week, but I dont know what to expect, other than a ph drop, and with no surface agitation I'm a bit worried that it will be to much, a good test kit is in the same order. Any suggestions as to how the ease the transition to using co2 would be great. It has the stock 24w compact, but am willing to add more. Tell me what you all think, and good to meet everyone.