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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-06-2008, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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eheim liquidoser and excel?

I'm looking for an alternative to CO2 for a 75 gallon tank. The tank is a customers and I'm there once a week. Is the Eheim Liquidoser something I should look into? Would it dose enough Excel to do any good in a 75 gallon? What other fertilizers should I be dosing? I'm using Flourish tabs in the flourite bed.

The tank is running 3.4 WPG and is pretty full of plants. I'm not looking to get huge growth but would like to maintain the lush look. I thought about going with CO2 but not being there every day to maintain it worries me.

Thanks for your input. Ted
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Ted,

If you go co2, there are fully automated units that allow you to run the co2 without being there. I run automated on my tank and all I do is check it once a week to make sure there is still co2 in the tank. I fill the tank about once every 5 to 6 months ( 5#bottle) and if you turn the co2 down a little you could probably get a year out of it, and keep the plants happy but not explosive. If your customer is willing to pay for the system you can get one for around $350.00 less co2 tank (about $85.00 at a welding supply place for the first fill, then around $18 to 20 for refills), kinda pricey at first, but worth it in my opinion in the long run! This is the one I have http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...33&pcatid=9933

I have never really had good luck with autodosers, they seem to always die on me, but the automated CO2 system has never failed me and been running over a year on my 75 gallon, with great success.
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That is a nice system for Drs Foster and Smith but you really don't need all that stuff. Read RexGrigg.com site. He also sells systems. I got mine from him and it was a lot cheaper and of very good quality.
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