How to get the most out of DIY CO2?
Hi I am new here and kind of new to planted tanks. I have had easy to care for plants for years. I just now put together a 10 Gal nano that is for the plants with a few fish. I have been keeping fish big and small for 13 years. Now I'm get into aquatic plants.
10gal basic 20"x10"x12"
Lighting is 2x20watt rated 75watt each and that's 1190 lumes each
Substrate is Eco-Complete Plant Substrate 2" deep.
Tap water ph8.0 ( I need to check my Tap water KH)
Ferts : excel , flourish, flourish iron, Flourish Nitrogen. I put a differant one in every day to every other day.
Sword ( temp it's small now)
Anubias barteri "Round Leaf"
Didiplis diandra "Water Hedge"
Dwarf baby tears
I have that Gro plant system because I like how it attaches to the tank. I have a 2 year old and could not see a soda bottel workind with her always pokeing around. So I get some great bubbles with the Gro System for 3 days the Co2 is at 37ppm. after 3 days it drops to 20ppm by the end of the week its at like 11ppm. So I add the excel when the co2 drops.
Any tips on how to make a longer lasting co2 mix? I use Sugar and Bakers Yeast. Or do I just need a bigger bottle? or do I need to look into pressurized co2 if I want a stead amount of CO2.