can u slow down plant growth with pressurized co2 set up? - The Planted Tank Forum
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can u slow down plant growth with pressurized co2 set up?

If i want less frequent pruning and not crazy plant growth, can u still run co2 and have low release and thus slow growth after u reach certain growth?

i was all about lowtech tank til everyone here says my plants are gonna not grow as much and i will hav algae problem with dosing metricide 14(in leu of excel).

also found out some of my plants cant survive with metricide such as vallisneria.

need some good advice.
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1. Chose slower growing species, do not chose lots and lots of stem plants.
2 All plant growth starts with light, so less light= less growth. You can do this to the point where the growth is very slow.
3. Cooler temps= cooler temps= slower growth
4. Dosing excel works fine. Particularly if you do the above 3 management tips.

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