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Old 10-16-2014, 04:43 PM   #1
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Fluval mini co2 20 kit?


Hi all, Thanks in advance for any help.

I am rebuilding a 20G Long tank that I had from a while back and I currently have pretty much everything already minus scape materials and co2 which brings me to my question:

I plan on buying/building a proper co2 setup at a later time but in the interim I don't want to run the tank with no co2 at all, is the Fluval mini co2 20 kit complete garbage? Am I better off just running without co2 for a month or two and saving the $25?

The design I have planned isn't too heavily planted (a fair bit will be hardscape) and a lot of it will be moss, some dwarf baby tears and some yet to be determined plants, the lighting is a 48w AquaticLife T5 HO mounted 3" above the canopy, 15 - 20 ember tetras and the filter is an Eheim 2213.

Edit: I forgot to mention the substrate will be ADA Amazonia

Again thanks for any help.
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:32 PM   #2
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The CO2 kit does what it is supposed to do, namely get CO2 into your water column.

However, that being said, you'd end up spending a lot on replacement cartridges (if you decide to stay with it), as they are proprietary, I believe.

Personally, I would save the $25 and invest in a proper CO2 system.
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:37 PM   #3
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I have one and its a complete pain in the but, impossible to maintain a steady bubble count. It's works best with the 45g. Cartridges sold at petco.
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:08 PM   #4
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Yeah, I think I will hold off. I think the tank will be fine without co2 for a month or two, I'll just lower the amount of lighting. Thanks.
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