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Should I turn my pump off for Liquid CO2?

Hello.

On that Liquid CO2, should I turn my air pump off in order to trap it in the tank for the plants or should I leave my air pump on?

This is LIQUID Co2 but the way not regular Co2.

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Liquid CO2

Hello mio...

Liquid CO2 is way overrated. Save your money. Check the lighting needs of your plants and provide it. This is the most important. Your plants would do just as well if you made sure your tank had a good fish load and you fed them a balanced diet. It's hard to beat the real thing. Add to the real ferts a sound water change routine and you're good to go.

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Your pump is needed to keep the distribution of the "liquid carbon" fertiliser in your tank - so keep it on.

If you have a choice, you have a problem, till you elect your choice. No choice, no problem, only consequences, learn to live with them.
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IMO, even a diy system is superior to liquid co2.
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I think mio is primarily asking if the liquid carbon would off gas or not.

To the best of my knowledge, no, liquid carbon (excel, metricide, glute) will not off gas no matter how much surface agitation there is.

But as essabee pointed out, do leave the filter on for also circulation to disperse the liquid carbon throughtout the tank to all the plants.
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Hello mio...

Liquid CO2 is way overrated. Save your money. Check the lighting needs of your plants and provide it. This is the most important. Your plants would do just as well if you made sure your tank had a good fish load and you fed them a balanced diet. It's hard to beat the real thing. Add to the real ferts a sound water change routine and you're good to go.

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This is good advise.


I usually add mine to my sump with the pumps running. I also only dose about half of what they call for. Getting your lighting right is really important. It's all about balance.

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