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CO2 System Help

"High Tech" Aquarium Setup
⬜Top Fin Retreat 5 Gallon All Glass Aquarium
⬜10” Finnex Fugeray Planted+ Clip Light (5w ~70 Par at 7.5 effective height)
⬜Citric Acid 5 lbs (
⬜Baking Soda
⬜x2 2-Liter Bottles (empty)
⬜CO2 Pipeline and Guage Regulator DIY Kit (
⬜Glass CO2 Diffuser (mini) (

CO2 Formula BOTTLE #1:
7 oz (200g) of Citric Acid Powder
20 oz water
CO2 Formula BOTTLE #1:
7 oz baking soda
7 oz water

More Directions:

Once both bottles are affixed, Squeeze the citric acid bottle firmly until you can’t squeeze any longer.
Next, open the needle valve wide open for about 5 seconds and then close it again. Then repeat the squeeze and valve open again.
You want to continue this process until the gauge reads around 2kg of pressure.

Mixture Lasting Time:
Around 30 days (1 Month) at 1 bubble/second and for 8 hours a day).

This is the plan that I made so far looking at websites and snooping on amazon. Do you think this setup will support a 5 gallon tank with Dwarf Tear carpets? Thanks for the read.
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