pressurized CO2, when will I see results? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-03-2005, 02:16 AM Thread Starter
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 9
pressurized CO2, when will I see results?

Hello Everyone,
I have finally decided to post after just reading for a few months.

Well, to get to the point I have a 55g tank that I have had 2 bottles of DIY CO2 on. I just got a pressurized C02 system 3 days ago and I want to know when I will see the results in the plants.

I know I am probably being impatiant, and I am tempted to do a major trim so the plants will have better color ect.. Is this a good idea?

I am dosing macros one day then micros and iron the next. I also have very hard water in my tank, If i rember correctly it was 250 comming out of the tap. Is this going to be a problem?
Bad_Gourami is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-03-2005, 10:49 AM
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 130
Your water is moderately hard, I would say. Is that 250 ppm for GH or KH? You need to know both. Divided by 17 gives 14.7 degrees of German hardness, but which one? If it's KH, then I can see why you switched to a pressurized system for that size tank. Plants take time to grow especially when they have been nutrient deficient (stunted) in something, then it takes a bit longer to visibly see a difference. You gotta have patience or you could add some new plants that haven't been lingering at the LFS.
Gill Man is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-04-2005, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 9
Well, i just tested my tank for gh and the results were 300ppm, but since that is as high as the test goes it could be higher.

I went to the petstore to look for a test for kh but i couldn't find one so I will have to order it.

My ph is at 8.0 and my other chemiclas are all in range except for the phosphates, which was a little high.
Bad_Gourami is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome