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I cannot post the link but ebay and amazon both sell these and the prices are right. Do they actually work and what's in them?
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I cannot post the link but ebay and amazon both sell these and the prices are right. Do they actually work and what's in them?
CO2 Tablets - How efficient are they? - Aquarium Plants - Barr Report
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I retail co2 tablets. However I do not recommend them for anything bigger than 20l nano tank.

The ones I sell dissolve really fast. Within 5 mins in my tanks.

Now pros and cons.
Pro - they are White, clean and easy to use. They also release micronutrients as they use these salts to bind the baking soda.
Con - they are not measured quantities. There is no way you can measure the quantity of co2 being released. The co2 spikes for 5 mins and then nothing!

Overall - for someone wanting a low tech nano they are good. For someone wanting a good lush tank with specialist plants such as ug or hc... No good at all!
http://www.qsl.net/w2wdx/aquaria/diyco2.html

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