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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-16-2014, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Dustins fish tanks liquid co2?

Just ordered a bottle, and from what I understand I have to be really careful with dosing because of the inverts. But does anyone have anything else to say about it, positive or negative?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-17-2014, 12:43 AM
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I too am considering liquid co2, as light, nutrients, and co2, are all directly dependent on one another, meaning, you can't just increase one and expect results. I think my system is out of balance in that it has plenty of light and nutrients, but not co2. I'm concerned, however, in that I don't really want to use co2 indefinitely, but instead, give my plants a temporary boost, after a hard beginner's algae bloom learning curve, and abruptly stopping the dosing, after a month's boost, could shock the plants enough to cause another algae bloom??? Can anyone help us beginners understand whether or not plants typically need to be weaned off co2 to avoid shock and algae blooms, or can one typically just stop without worrying about it? I get a weird feeling this depends on who's tank we're talking about, and how bad the algae is on the plants (perhaps even what plants), but has anyone come across a general rule of thumb here? Also, how does pH and temp play into liquid co2? Doesn't those factors affect how much gaseous co2 one can dose before it's just wasted?

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