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Old 10-30-2002, 05:48 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any experience with the carbon blocks which provide another source of CO2 not requiring gas bottles, reactors etc. ?
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Old 11-02-2002, 04:16 AM   #2
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I've used the Carbo-Plus unit. It is simple to install and use but it is very expensive to operate compared to DIY yeast and pressurized tank systems. IMO and IME they are limited to about 40G tanks, larger tanks won't see enough CO2 dissolved. A couple other little annoyances, the process eats (consumes) carbonates so care must be taken to replace those regularly to avoid pH crashes. And the process produces hydrogen, under certain circumstances this could result in the formation of hydrogen sulfide and kill fish and/or plants...this would be rare, with a very tight fitting cover, etc. Anyway, if you want easy, and price isn't a factor, and the tank is less than 40G they're a pretty good system assuming the other cautions noted.
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As I suspected, usually if something seems to good to be true..... it turns out it is! Thanks for the info. :hehe:
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Old 11-02-2002, 07:37 PM   #4
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I just discovered that myself with something related to CO2, look under the 100 % CO2 reactor post... When it comes to CO2, there is almost no cheap way that gets astounding plant growth...

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Old 11-02-2002, 11:43 PM   #5
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hehe...
My friend you will find that this applies to anything in Life...

...If its good... its either a lot of work , a lot of money , or illegal... :hehe::hehe::hehe:

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Old 11-03-2002, 12:38 AM   #6
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Pressurized CO2 is the only way to go if your tank is 55 Gals+. I was using a yeast setup on my 75 Gal to see if CO2 was all they said it was. The yeast setup proved that CO2 does indeed work to improve growing conditions. Then I started to piece together a system from various parts, and constructed the pressurised system that I'm currently using. The growth my tank experienced was incredible. Here you can see the top picture is after pressurised CO2. The bottom picture was 45 days earlier using a yeast setup. A picture's worth a thousand words.
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Yeah, I once saw this on a sign at some gift shop.

"We do 3 kinds of jobs around here. Fast, good, and cheap. If it is good and fast, it isn't cheap. If it is good and cheap, it isn't fast. If it is cheap and fast, it isn't good."

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