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Good or Bad ??

29 Gallon
NO3 10
PO4 1.0
KH 3
GH 13
PH 6.8
CO2 14ppm
Lights 65watts CF running 9 hours a day.... "worried about this part"
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Good.

Your WPG are a little low, but you will still be able to grow plants. Just not the high light lovers. CO2 levels could come up, but certainly don't have to. You'll be able to grow plants just fine.

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I agree, parameters look good, and with only 65watts over a 29g, 14ppm is a decent CO2 level. Most plants will grow well, but avoid the really high light ones, especially things like glosso, which need strong light to grow horizontally.

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I was thinking about adding another 65 watt light but im sure then i would have to add more co2........
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You can survive with 65 more watts and a maintained CO2 level of about 15ppm. It will work. Again, higher levels of CO2 would be better, but you should be able to get by with what you have just fine.

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Is it a bad thing to shut down your diy co2 at night ?
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No, it is not bad to turn off your C02 night. The plants will also produce C02 at night so you don't won't too over saturate the water with C02, exspecially with a lower kh/ph.

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Is it a bad thing to shut down your diy CO2 at night
It would depend on how you shut it down. Pinching the tube wouldn't be a good idea. You could build up pressure in the DIY chamber and create a big mess. Disconnecting the tube would work, but you would have to be sure when disconnecting the DIY CO2 tube you don't create a siphon and empty out the aquarium.

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Momotaro... Thanks for pointing that out, was not thinking along those lines

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OK i just checked my NO3 and it reads 0 ppm when it was 10 only a few days ago . I hope this is a good sign.......
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You need to keep your N03 steady at around 10ppm. If at 0 add your usually dose then recheck the next day, add more if needed. Once you get the reading back up to 10ppm then keep tabs on it about every 2-3 days and add more N03 when needed.

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