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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-03-2017, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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liquid co2

spec v fluva; all stock lighting is this in a liquid co2 worth anything in using
just some java moss and fern
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Eh, probably not...neither are going to need it or any ferts really, just expect slow growth.
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Hi sick1166,

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My experiience has been that mosses do not do well when dosing liquicd carbon supplements. Other plants may benefit but the moss may die.

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Hi sick1166,

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My experiience has been that mosses do not do well when dosing liquicd carbon supplements. Other plants may benefit but the moss may die.
What about a tank with just java fern? Any benefit with liquid co2 on it?

Recipe for a quarantine tank: 5-15gal aquarium, no substrate, a heater that can heat the tank to 86F, "lights should be turned off", one - two mesh bags of biological medium, two small sponge filters, an air pump running into the tank powering the sponge filter. Lid is optional but you should be able to cover most of the tank to prevent fish from jumping out.
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Hi @DigityDog70,

It depends if a lack of carbon molecules is limiting the growth of your Microsorum pteropus species (java fern). If it is a limiting factor then Excel/co2 booster/glut will improve growth - but keep in mind that Microsorum pteropus is a slow growing species to begin with.

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Thanks, this is a good point to consider re: the slow growth, especially since I in particular primarily use "Java Fern" in my Severum tanks so they won't eat it, or terar it up too much and the lighting is for a fish vs. a planted tank.

Recipe for a quarantine tank: 5-15gal aquarium, no substrate, a heater that can heat the tank to 86F, "lights should be turned off", one - two mesh bags of biological medium, two small sponge filters, an air pump running into the tank powering the sponge filter. Lid is optional but you should be able to cover most of the tank to prevent fish from jumping out.
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Depending on tank size you could make a little DIY yeast-sugar CO2 1 liter bottle reactor running 24-7 to fertilize for Java fern. They're actually quite happy with small amounts of injected CO2.

This would be for a 20 gallon or bigger tank.

Starting small, keeping it simple..(?)
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I had a Fluval Edge 12g a while back and Flourish Excel worked well for me. It did a good job at keeping algae at bay also.

Edit: Also, i had moss which was doing just fine. Had to tame it eventually, actually.

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