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Question Fluval Pressurized Co2 Kit

What if I added a Fluval Pressurized Co2 Kit to a 70-gallon planted tank, even though its rated for a 40-gallon tank?

I don't have the budget for a custom job. I just need a boost and Fluval doesn't have a larger sized product.


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your better off giving the money you spent on that kit to a homeless man. those kits isnt worth it unless you under 10gal imo. you basically tethered at getting propitiatory tanks every 2 weeks at $5 each tank maybe less with you trying to over drive it.
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Ok, another round of stupid questions.

Is my air diffuser with medium bubbles hurting the plants?

If I did get a C02 systsem, do I need to turn off my air bubbles?


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with the bubbles they agitate the top of the watter and an end up releasing the co2 you put into the tank if they are violent enough.
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I'm using Flourish and Excel currently. Are the bubbles negating the liquid fertilizer too?

And, thank you.


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no they wont mess with the fertilizer.
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Last question, for now. :-)

When I get a C02 system, do I still need liquid fertilizer?


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yes because the plant will end up using the fertilizer faster.
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When you get co2 you may find you want to switch to dry ferts do to the plants increased demand. The pre made liquid ferts get expensive quick!
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Just to add to this. I have a fluval edge 46l and I purchased a fluval CO2 kit which cost about 60 quid. It was a total waste of money and even for that sized tank I was buying a new cartridge every three weeks at a cost of 12 pound. I invested in a fire extinguisher and solenoid from co2 Art and this cost me around 80 quid. This was excluding the co2 resistant airline, diffuser and co2 checker, all of which I purchased on eBay. I'd say the total cost was about a 100 pound. I know it may seem a lot but getting the fluval co2 kit is a false economy as I haven't had to fill up my co2 extinguisher and don't expect to for at least six months and three bubbles a second rubbing all day an turned off at night. Plus the fluval ones are a pain having to keep turning them on and off manually.
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Thank you. I am now looking at Green Leaf Aquariums.


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Yah might wanna spend the extra money and go with a paintball setup or something. When I first got into planted tanks I had. Fluval co2 system on my 17 gallon tank and what a waste of money. Ordered from amazon cuz it was cheaper and regulator was broken internally and would make the co2 cartridge pretty much empty in 5 minoutes. So after getting a new kit the cartridge if I remember correctly last only 2-3 weeks and the refills are expensive. Just my experience.
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