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Should I Really increase my CO2 with good growth Already??

Hey Guys,

Thanks to everyone who helped me get my pressurized CO2 system up and going. The results have been intense. I either am having new growth every other day or the size of some of my leaves have just doubled, its been pretty exciting. Being this is my first planted tank I can see why now everyone gets hooked so easily lol!

Question I really have is, that if I am seeing great growth rates at only about 1 to maybe 2 bubbles per second should I increase my rate? Its a 55 gallon and I have yet to put my drop checker in, but fish are very happy and plants to seem to be as well. Will a lower level of C02 intake be detrimental at all?

Heres a couple pictures of how my tank started a few months ago and how it is today. Really need to trim these new Amazon Swords lol
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You wouldn't necessarily increase the co2 for more plant growth, but to keep the algae at bay. If you notice algae start to pop up or increase, you may want to increase the co2.

Looks like it's working out pretty well for you so far though.
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