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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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co2 bps ?

how many bubbles per second do you need for lets say to carpet hairgrass/glosso / HC ?
LETS say i keep my surface agitation at the minimum and using ceramic glass diffuser ( what diffuser do you suggest ? ) , and 2x54W single reflector for each bulb (gieseman powerchrome aquaflora and gieseman powerchrome midday) . pressurized co2

for 120gallon planted tank.
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how many bubbles per second do you need for lets say to carpet hairgrass/glosso / HC ?
LETS say i keep my surface agitation at the minimum and using ceramic glass diffuser ( what diffuser do you suggest ? ) , and 2x54W single reflector for each bulb (gieseman powerchrome aquaflora and gieseman powerchrome midday) . pressurized co2

for 120gallon planted tank.
Not a easy question due to the size of the tank, not knowing you setup filtration wise and because different Co2 diffusion methods impact affect the visual 'bps' count.

I suggest using a drop checker to help you visually achieve your goal. Mount it in the opposite side of your tank relative to the Co2 diffuser and mount it ~6in off the substrate. Adjust your bps rate with the diffuser attached and set for 3~4 sec and work your way up/down from there using your drop checker as reference.




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I am carpeting dhg in my shrimp tank with no co2. Its taking it longer than i imagine it would with co2, but since its only a 3g shrimp tank, its doing nicely. In other woods, i think you could carpet it easily with low co2 if your other factors are in line.
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