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can I use diy c02 and Excel?

Wanted to get a little more carbon in the tank. Can I do a diyc02 set up and Excel. I am running a 10 gallon tank with 26 watts of total light.
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Sure.. Don't overdose the excel. It binds O2, I believe. Makes it stressful in combo with CO2.


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i'd rather you use one or the other imo.. excel i believe is more suitable for non-co2 tanks. i think its safer if you use flourish comprehensive + co2 instead, i am too afraid of my plants melting.

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I am using diy co2 and flourish comprehensive(dose 1ml twice a week) . I just want more co2, say a constant bubble every second for at least a week????? I am gonna set up two in stead of just one two liter bottle and see if that helps.
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Why use two when you can use four? Stagger the installation so that all you have to do is change out one bottle a week without much disruption to the amount of CO2. Then you'll have a very consistent bubble rate.
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You can, but its not really advisable. The main worry here is driving the O2 levels far too low for your fish. It would probably be better to work with one or the other. Otherwise be prepared to be meticulous with your use and very observant with the fish and how they behave.

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I use diy co2 and Excel on my nano tanks. Works fine.


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