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So as the topic name suggest, I'm just wondering what problems will happen if I choose to do this? Only reason for me wanting to, is to hope for more stable water parameters. Will this help with the parameters at all?
Tank is a high tech with medium to lower high light and is 60gallons. It will be heavily planted from the start.

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This wouldn't pose a problem. You will be wasting CO2 but, thats something you can weigh against your goal to keep stable water conditions. The shifting of PH due to CO2 concentration has no ill effects on flora or fauna, so I don't really see the point to provide continuous source of CO2. The only benefit I can see is convenience; set it and forget it.

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I don't have shrimp but I run mine 24/7. You can put an air stone in the top of the tank on a timer for when lights are off to make up the the plants not making oxygen. I put the air stone just under the surface so the levels don't fluctuate too much. PH stays steady with this method in my 29 gallon.
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I don't have shrimp but I run mine 24/7. You can put an air stone in the top of the tank on a timer for when lights are off to make up the the plants not making oxygen. I put the air stone just under the surface so the levels don't fluctuate too much. PH stays steady with this method in my 29 gallon.
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