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anyone out there with diy co2 in a nano, come on in!!!

im going to be setting up a 8" cube (~2 gallons) at work. im not sure which size jugg to use. im not going to have any reactor to speak of just a rhinox
1k, and a red sea nano filter. im thinking a 1L sodie bottle would do it but id like to hear about your experiences.

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If you have the room use the 2 liter and just use less yeast. It will last longer IME.

I use a 2 liter on my Mini M which is just over 5g. I use the regular recipe and replace it quite often.


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i didnt even think about that, i could use a 2L w/like 1/16 tsp of yeast so it would make less co2 but for longer.

im assuming ill need more co2 per gallon then my 29g because this nano will have a hob filter not a canister, the co2 will not be injected into the canister thereby dissolving it and making the co2 system more efficient, and i will just have a rhinox 1k (hopefully).


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I'd go for flourish Excel. alot less hassle, IMO. and it kills algae.

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yeah i have a couple of gallons of excell at my house but i like the way the nanos look with the diffusers and drop checkers in them. i suppliment my other diy tank and my lower light tanks aswell with it.


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use excell and co2, the plants will take off like mad. I used a 1L for my 2.5 gal and it lasted around 3 weeks. I just moved, so i have to set it all back up again.
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I am a supporter of excel especially in nanos not as a replacement for co2 but a supplement combined with co2. It works to kill algae but it does not (IME) increase growth or plant health like real co2.


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If that was so, my Hc wouldn't spread so much. it does work very well.
It is a carbon supply, so your plants won't pearl so much because it does not contain O2.

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If you add co2 to a tank with excel plant growth will increase this means to me that excel isn't enough. I am not saying it doesn't work but why just use excel if when combined they are better.

This is all only relevant if your limiting factor is co2.


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