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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-11-2008, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Too good to be true?

I'm setting up a 30 something gallon planted tank soon, and I really want CO2 injection, but I really don't like the price. Then I found this thing-
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...18&pcatid=6318
Has anyone ever used this product? I know it's not as good as a fully automatic injector but would it work in a pinch to help the plants as well as to lower pH?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-11-2008, 12:15 PM
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There are many great threads on this site on how to DIY CO2. I would recommend reading up on it.{use search above^^^} I believe it's fairly simple.
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Characins: Definitely do a little reading up on it. I've been using DIY on my 20 long since it was set up last year and it works great. You just have to be diligent and change the solution regularly when CO2 production drops off, otherwise you are inviting a serious algae outbreak.



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It would be interesting to find out if one fizz tab really provides enough CO2 for 10 gallons for a week, but the way that they trying to dissolve the CO2 into the water is not very good.

Like the above posters have said, there are threads on how to use DIY CO2 and how to make bell collectors or reactors to diffuse the CO2. For me, I have kept things consistent by using champagne yeast and 3 1 L bottles for a 30 gallon tank, with one bottle being replaced a week.
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Thanks for the tip, but you're not answering my question.

Anyone know if it would work?
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Here are some post on your Fizzy CO2

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/eq...y-tablets.html


https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ge...fizz-tabs.html

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ge...a-seltzer.html

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