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Old 08-11-2014, 03:55 PM   #1
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Giving pressurized co2 a try


So I have been unhappy with my growth rates with just excel and fertilizers for some time. I was also unhappy with my filter setup. Surfing Craigslist, I got a five pound co2 tank, homemade inline diffuser, fluval 405, about fifteen clumps of blyxa, thirty or so cherry shrimp, and a big blob of diandra for about 120. Not to brag or anything.

Got the co2 tank filled, ordered an aquatek regulator, got my hoses and a spray bar. I had a tiny leak in the co2 diffuser so I had to caulk it a bit but now everything is all hooked up. Not sure if this is how I was supposed to do it but with space being a big limiting factor, here she is:



So here's my starting picture. I've got some nasty algae going on right now and I have to admit that getting the co2 flow set right, somewhere between "not doing anything," and "your fish are all dead," is really difficult.









I will post progress pics in a couple of weeks.
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:13 PM   #2
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Had a major fail this morning. Big water spill. Got it cleaned up and temporarily working right but definitely am considering adding more metal hose clamps.

Meanwhile there is absolutely a point on the stem plants now that is the "after co2" point.
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