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I just wanted to say hi I am new to the forum I currently have a 29 gal planted tank that I was given.
I have done some upgrades a mag 250 a reverse undergravel filter and a dr fosters hang on with surface extractor,and a corallife 65 watt compact.
The tank looks great but I may do a CO2 system any ideads? Thanks.
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Welcome to the forum!

Check out this site for DIY co2 info. http://www.tropicalfishcentre.co.uk/Diyco2.htm

your at 2.2 WPG (watts per gallon), a good low tech lighting level. check out the low tech forum for more ideas/inspiration.
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you could do a DIY system there are numerous threads on the topic on here
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Welcome to the forums!

You can do either pressurized CO2 or DIY CO2...search around, or post your question in a new thread.
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Great start to a nice planted tank! Your lighting will be fine, ditch the undergravel filter (run it normally), and definitely add the pressurized CO2. Carbon is the #1 most important nutrient for any planted tank. Before you make any big changes, be patient and spend some time researching topics such as nutrient dosing, plants and their requirements, and overall planted tank dynamics regarding light, CO2, nutrients, and how to avoid algae.

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I just wanted to say hi I am new to the forum I currently have a 29 gal planted tank that I was given.
I have done some upgrades a mag 250 a reverse undergravel filter and a dr fosters hang on with surface extractor,and a corallife 65 watt compact.
The tank looks great but I may do a CO2 system any ideads? Thanks.
Welcome!

If you give me a little while I am sure I could come up with a couple ideads for you...

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I just wanted to say hi I am new to the forum I currently have a 29 gal planted tank that I was given.
I have done some upgrades a mag 250 a reverse undergravel filter and a dr fosters hang on with surface extractor,and a corallife 65 watt compact.
The tank looks great but I may do a CO2 system any ideads? Thanks.
I agree with other DIY CO2 all the way!

http://www.qsl.net/w2wdx/aquaria/diyco2.html


http://diyyeastco2.blogspot.com/

Couple good sites for DIY yeast CO2 set up. Trust me i am NOT mister handy man and if i can set it up ANYONE can set it up! WELCOME to the forum!
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Thanks I have lots of java fern moss balls and other plants that I have no idea
what they are.I also have a nice piece of driftwood fully planted with java fern on the top.
I had 20 to 30 red cherry shrimp that disappeard!I found one on the floor that jumped out but survived when I placed back in the tank.
I have two rainbow fish 3 black tetras,two cory cats and 5 rummey nose.
Does anyone think the fish could have ate my shrimp,they were molting and getting big.
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Here is the DIY CO2 link for the articles section here (which shame on everyone here for not linking you to it )

https://www.plantedtank.net/articles/DIY-Yeast-CO2/7/


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