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bobc4d 11-25-2012 12:27 AM

how is liquid CO2 to add to tank?
 
I bought some liquid CO2 from PetSmart, is this ok to use in planted tank if I can't use a CO2 tank set up?

chevyguy8893 11-25-2012 12:50 AM

It is okay to use in an aquarium assuming you don't have invertebrates, since some or most are sensitive to it, and you don't have plants that melt because of it (I can't remember them at the moment). Did you buy API CO2 booster or something else?

kperera 11-25-2012 02:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobc4d (Post 2088427)
I bought some liquid CO2 from PetSmart, is this ok to use in planted tank if I can't use a CO2 tank set up?

That is really odd; I thought CO2 has no liquid state at pressures below about 5 atm! :smile:

Darkblade48 11-25-2012 05:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobc4d (Post 2088427)
I bought some liquid CO2 from PetSmart, is this ok to use in planted tank if I can't use a CO2 tank set up?

Yes, using these kinds of products will be fine in the interim. Pressurized CO2 is better, however.

As chevyguy8893 mentioned, some invertebrates and plants are sensitive to these products (Seachem's Excel, API's similar product, Metricide, etc etc).

Quote:

Originally Posted by kperera (Post 2088531)
That is really odd; I thought CO2 has no liquid state at pressures below about 5 atm! :smile:

Hahaha, funny guy :D

Diana 11-25-2012 05:14 PM

Plants that are sensitive to gluteraldehyde:
Vallisneria
Anacharis
There are probably more.

I use Glut, the same strength as Excel with these plants and they are OK. I am only dosing the maintenance dose, never the loading dose.

Per Excel label:
Dose more after a 40% or greater water change.

I never do that.

bobc4d 12-01-2012 12:08 AM

sorry for the delay. Yes it is API and I only have java fern and anubius plants, no inverts.

Diana 12-01-2012 10:14 PM

Those plants are fine with these products.

bobc4d 12-03-2012 01:00 AM

thanks Diana

Crob5965 12-03-2012 01:05 AM

I never have any issues with using it I had some crawfish before they seemed to be fine but I might have just been lucky


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