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1st attempt at DIY co2

I just finished setting up my citric acid/baking soda co2 system. I set my rate at 1 bubble every 1.5 - 2 seconds. I intend on running this 24/7. I also dose Metricide 3 capfuls daily....which I intend to cut this down to 2 capfuls daily now that I have co2 coming into the tank. I am using a bamboo chopstick as a diffuser.....running it into the outflow stream of my AquaClear 110. It is emitting a fine stream of bubbles and no "sprite water". Within minutes of turning this on, my fish seem to have become more active....but maybe it's just in my mind.

Any thoughts, views, or opinions on the way I'm running this?
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How dig is your tank?
The plants will welcome CO2 over metricide which I think is a better algaecide than food for plants.

It's probably your imagination the fish are more active with added CO2 unless they just enjoy the filter current .


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How dig is your tank?
The plants will welcome CO2 over metricide which I think is a better algaecide than food for plants.

It's probably your imagination the fish are more active with added CO2 unless they just enjoy the filter current .
Tank is 75 gallon.....
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