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Old 08-05-2004, 08:23 PM   #1
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Do I really need CO2 for setup Amano style Nano?


Do I really need CO2 dispenser for setup a Amano style planted tank? I want to set it up in 20 g tall and using 50 neons or live bearer as source of CO2. Is it enough, since its not heavyly planted? Thanks.

Here is a link to the style I'm using as reference:
http://www.myfishtank.net/images/amano/amano6.jpg
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Old 08-05-2004, 09:07 PM   #2
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I would not attempt to use fishies to produce CO2 for plants. If you can fit that many in it to raise CO2 to levels above what's in the air, they will probably die as soon as it gets dark

To grow glosso into a thick carpet, you need lots of light and lots of CO2 injection... even though it looks sparsely planted.
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That many fish in that small of an aquarium is a recipe for disaster.

You can have a lovely "Nature Aquarium" of your own using low light and low light plants. That should eliminate the need to inject CO2. You then might want to use a product like Seachem's Flourish Excel to supplement CO2.

Your low light "Nature Aquarium" can be just as nice as one of Amano's, it will just be a little different!

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Some plants perfer C02 more than others so a lot depends on the type plants you will be using and how many WPG you have. If you only have a few plants & low light then C02 injection is not needed, you can use Seachem Excel instead for a carbon source.
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Thanks for the helps.

Any suggestion on low light plants to acheive the style I like in referenced link?
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The amount of C02 produced by fish is miniscual and barely measurable
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Any suggestion on the plants I can use to achieve the style I'm after without the CO2?
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The grasses and Glosso need a lot of light, as well as some sort of CO2 injection or supplement.

What kind of lighting are you using?

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