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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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hi all im new to the planted tanks . i was wondering if i need co2 in my 55 gal. discus tank i have cycled the tank for 3 months fishless i have a pic of the tank if needed.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 05:35 PM
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Hi Barb, most likely you don't need CO2. Can you give us some details about your light fixture? This determines whether you should add CO2 and fertilizers, or not.


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its the regular light fixture that came with the tank and im using a tropic sun 5500k daylight from zoo medits 32 watts t8 my sbustarte is eco complete for plants and 2-3 mm gravel on top if that helps also i use air stone in the day and turn off at nite
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The standard light fixtures sold with tanks are not sufficient to grow plants... they barely illuminate the fish. Adding a second fixture like that would be a step into the right direction. Still very low light with little need for added CO2 and ferts, but it will keep plants alive and even growing.


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