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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-29-2018, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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CO2/Plant Questions

For the users who run CO2 planted tanks, just had a few questions:

1) Do you move around the diffuser at all, like somedays on the left and other days maybe on the right side of the tank? If so have you seen an improvement?

2) I follow the 1 hour before the lights come on and 1 hour before the lights go off CO2 method. Do you guys run a bubble maker at night at all? If so have you seen any improvements?

3) Lastly, for plants with dark or dying/melt leaves is it better to cut them off completely or allow them to fall off on their own? Do you cut the whole leaf off or just the bad spots?

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1. I have tried moving it around when I was first learning about flow management. And yes, improvement in the flow means better CO2 bubble coverage around the tank.
2. I don't run it all night for my pressurized system. For my DIY setup, I just run it 24/7.
3. I remove the dying melting plants if I see them.
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1. I use a reactor inline.
2. No air stone bubbles etc...
3. Cut off dying matter, whole leaf. Why leave some behind to just increase dissolved organics.

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