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Started no c02 tank in February thinking about adding co2

So I started this tank around February 5th. Growth seems ok. Should I start C02? What do you guys and girls think?

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It certainly wouldn't hurt anything. Plus, you are having success so sooner or later you will be looking for more growth + healthier plants so I say go for it.
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It certainly wouldn't hurt anything. Plus, you are having success so sooner or later you will be looking for more growth + healthier plants so I say go for it.
Now right now I haven't had to add any firts, probably due to the dirt and clay under the gravel. Will the C02 growth really eat up the nutrients?


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Now right now I haven't had to add any firts, probably due to the dirt and clay under the gravel. Will the C02 growth really eat up the nutrients?


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CO2 will accelerate plant growth which means more nutrients will be used as well. Eventually your dirt will "run out" so you'll have to fertilize anyway, its now or later, but you'll eventually have to.

Without increasing the light level you can probably sneak by without dosing ferts right away, but again, this will speed up your dirt running out unless you replenish it via fertilizing.

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