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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-23-2006, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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hi i'm new to this planted tank.

i have a 5 gallon tank with some plants ( wish i could tell u all the names but i don't remember what they are )

amazon sword
3 others species witch i'm not quite sure of

i have only snails in here as off now and would like to add a couple of fishes (how many, and what type of fish would u guys get?)

right now i have 2.80 wpg, but i don't know the water chemistry
subsract is normal white sand along with regular brown gravel

alright, on to the question : i'm on a budget right now (paying for college) and so i would like to figure a way out to inject Co2 that would be the quickest and cheapest. Also would u recommend that i use some kind of Fert?

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I just started a aqua vase (.75 gal) on a buget. Got one of my anubias trimmings and some riccia in there and wanted Co2 to boost growth. So I got a 1/2 liter water bottle DIY yeast mix bubbling though a air stone, really cheap. It seems to be working out really well. I don't care about optimal difusion because I don't want it to crash. Neadless to say my anubias and riccia are bubbling along happily (I think I got my first pearls ).
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Welcome to planted nano tanks! Perhaps the cheapest way of getting carbon into that tank would be to buy a 250ml bottle of Flourish Excel ($5-$7). The wpg rule does not really apply to nano tanks. While 14 watts will grow the hornwort and sword plant, many plants you may try to grow will most likely be limited by your lighting rather than CO2. Once you get things growing in the tank, you may want to replace the hornwort and sword with more nano friendly plants like mosses, anubias nana, and small stems....just a thought.

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thanks for your reply, i was at aquatic adventures and i saw these plants so i grabbed them, not knowing what i really bought ( dumb, i know)

as for the yeast c02, how would u go along making something like this
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