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MGOCPM and CO2

Hi! I donít have a lot of time because Iím at work, but I have a question that Iím dying to know the answer to/research. Can one do both MGOCPM and pressurized CO2, or do one usually do one or the other? Are there any special considerations in doing both?
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You can do both. Pressurized co2 is always a good thing for your plants.

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Thanks for the input! Is it possible to still have ammonia spikes when setting up a new MGOCPM/pressurized CO2 tank with an established filter? I'm going to be dipping the plants before putting them in so they won't have much/any beneficial bacteria on them.
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You can use CO2 with any type of substrate. CO2 and substrate do not have an effect on one another. Dipping plants is general to rid of hitch hikers and possible disease control. The plants themselves in abundance is the filter, not such much the bacteria that may be on it, that will come later. If you don't have any fish going in anytime soon, you can crank up the co2 a bit and allow the plants to really get established.

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Dipping plants is general to rid of hitch hikers and possible disease control. The plants themselves in abundance is the filter, not such much the bacteria that may be on it, that will come later.
doesn't dipping also kill algae? that's mainly why I wanted to dip.

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If you don't have any fish going in anytime soon, you can crank up the co2 a bit and allow the plants to really get established.
that's a great idea actually. what do you mean by "anytime soon"? how long will it take to get the water/tank back to fish levels if I crank the CO2? just a matter of a water change?
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