Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hagerstown, Maryland, 21740
I am constructing my DIY CO2 injector.
My only real concern is the health of my fishes and the addition of CO2 to the tank.
I have a 55 gal, pH @ 8.0, Temp 80-82 deg
I have 4 Madagascar cichlids and an algea eater.
The fishes are my primary concern, but I also would like to provide them with an environment that is more natural and provides more cover and greenery.
I currently have just a few plants in the tank but I am waiting for more to be delived. I have 2-40W, 2-30W lighting system, bearly above 2.5 wpg
I am waiting on some Apono. Ulvaceus, Apono. Boivinians, Vals, Java fern and a couple or small plants.
What is the best way to control the amount of Co2 that is produced and injected into the tank? Dont need it to be too high and harm the fishes.
Some people have said FISH OR PLANT. Why not fish AND plant.
How long after I have added the plants should I start adding the CO2.
++ Currently 1 of my fishes is about to lay eggs, when should I make the changes and additions?
Thanks for your help