Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: SFran Bay Area, CA
I am setting up new 37 gal cube tank (by Oceanic). I want/need healthy plants and lowered, but not necessarily constant pH (4-6) for the fish.
I was thinking of using DIY/Nutrafin set up because I've used the Nutrafin chamber (with a DIY yeast recipe) and ladder split between 2-2.5 gal, and on a 5 gal, a 20 gal, and 29 gal tank with no known issues. And, they've lasted me longer than 7 days (20-25 days). The Nutrafin is rated at "up to 20 gal." per yeast chamber.
- Hmmmm... Do 90% here use pressurized for this size tank? For what other reasons should I be looking at switching to pressurized? ...or staying with DIY?
- I also see another here talking of injecting CO2 into the water at/via their canister filter. How do you control the flow? What kind of equipment is there for pH or bps control for canister injection? How does canister peat filtering affect injection? What kind of DIY vs pressurized set up does one need to work with such injection?
- How does the mode of delivery (canister injection vs...) affect CO2 control choices and benefits/trade-offs?
I'm learning a lot, TIA...