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Old 05-09-2013, 02:00 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Jafooli View Post
....have 2x 2ltr bottle at 1/2 tsp yeast and 2 cups sugar, and change one bottle each week? so basically one bottle is going to operate for 2 weeks....
Yes, that's exactly the process I use in my 20 gallon tank, along with a Limewood diffuser. I'm very happy with the results I'm getting. It's not a perfect system by any means. I do get a gradual drop in CO2 in the last few days of the week before replenishing a bottle. But it's good enough for me. This is my first live planted tank... and to be honest, if my plants grew any faster, I wouldn't be able to keep up with pruning and trimming!

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I would go pressurized. No more pain mixing your stock every week ......
I actually enjoy mixing the CO2 bottles every week. It's fun!
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55g: Finnex Ray2 & MonsterRay, Pressurized CO2 with inline diffuser, Eco-Complete substrate, modified EI ferts. Assorted Tetras & Nerite Snails. Glosso, Limnophila aquatica, Didiplis diandra, Hygrophila corymbosa, Jungle Val, Anacharis, Red Melon Sword, Amazon Sword.

20g high: 2x24w T5ho, DIY CO2 & Excel, Flourite substrate, Ferts whenever I feel like it. Otos, Red Wag Platies, Harlequin Rasboras, and way too many plants!
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