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NutrafinCO2 For 60P?

I recently got this.

http://www.amazon.ca/Nutrafin-A7690-Natural-Activator-Stabilizer/dp/B00026058Y
I am setting up a 60P rimless 17g and was wondering if his will be okay for it? I was hoping to grow a carpet of something, Monte Carlo,DHG I'm not sure. I have the AquaticLife t5 HO lighting and Amazonia Soil, will be dosing Exel or flourish comp if necesary.

http://www.amazon.com/aquatic-life-2-lamp-aquarium-30-inch/dp/b002bh9nl2
But it is 20" I believe. Do you think in this set up it will grow a carpet?
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I have 2 of these hooked up to one ladder through a t valve on my 20 long. I suggest getting two and don't use the packets that come with it. Get a recipe online. I change the the bottles twice a week. Gives me a bubble every other second or so. I would not go high light with this set up though. At medium high light, I get some green algae, not too bad though. I have been having trouble with dhg, but pearlweed and s. Repens grow well. I also dose 1.75x excel everyday.
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I have 2 of these hooked up to one ladder through a t valve on my 20 long. I suggest getting two and don't use the packets that come with it. Get a recipe online. I change the the bottles twice a week. Gives me a bubble every other second or so. I would not go high light with this set up though. At medium high light, I get some green algae, not too bad though. I have been having trouble with dhg, but pearlweed and s. Repens grow well. I also dose 1.75x excel everyday.
What recipe do you use? So are you saying with just one it most likely will not grow a carept?
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1/2 tsp red star yeast
1 tsp baking soda
Plain white sugar up to the top of the four lines in the canister

As far as a carpet goes. I don't know. Depending where you put your light, I am guessing you could have high light. I would suspend the light to get more into the medium range, which is still enough for most carpet plants. I have never used Amazonia, I have flourite, that might make all the difference. I would get two and 2x dose excel everyday. Still might not be enough to carpet co2 lovers like dwarf baby tears.
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1/2 tsp red star yeast
1 tsp baking soda
Plain white sugar up to the top of the four lines in the canister

As far as a carpet goes. I don't know. Depending where you put your light, I am guessing you could have high light. I would suspend the light to get more into the medium range, which is still enough for most carpet plants. I have never used Amazonia, I have flourite, that might make all the difference. I would get two and 2x dose excel everyday. Still might not be enough to carpet co2 lovers like dwarf baby tears.
Thanks and you think this light is considering High light? I believe this is the bulbs I have with it:

https://www.bigalspets.ca/roseate-t5...p-18-w-18.html

https://www.bigalspets.ca/6-000k-t5-...p-18-w-18.html

Thank you again.
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You might want to start a new thread in the lighting section. I was looking at the dimensions of the 60p and I think it might be high. I am no expert though.

It seems that you're getting some pretty primo equipment so why go cheap on the CO2? Two of those nutrafin units would run you 60 bucks why not just get pressurized? That is actually what I am looking to do and I've been looking at co2art stuff.
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I honestly think you'll get p-o'd with the Nutrafin system very quickly. It's just so small.
If you are planning on using it for a small tank like a five gallon or smaller it might last long enough not to be a pain, but with the 17-gallon-ish 60P I highly suspect you'd want to go pressurized very quickly in order to get any sort of stability as far as CO2 flow. Especially if you have high light.

If you're really wanting to start with DIY CO2 using yeast maybe a two-bottle system using a minimum of two litres per bottle would work reasonably well with the 60P.

I'm just looking at @sevendust111's replies and I have to give him/her credit for being patient enough to change out the bottles twice a week on the 20 long. And that's getting a bubble every 2 seconds! As (s)he said, high light not recommended.

But, if you're good with that, then I wish you success with the system!

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I honestly think you'll get p-o'd with the Nutrafin system very quickly. It's just so small.
If you are planning on using it for a small tank like a five gallon or smaller it might last long enough not to be a pain, but with the 17-gallon-ish 60P I highly suspect you'd want to go pressurized very quickly in order to get any sort of stability as far as CO2 flow. Especially if you have high light.

If you're really wanting to start with DIY CO2 using yeast maybe a two-bottle system using a minimum of two litres per bottle would work reasonably well with the 60P.

I'm just looking at @sevendust111's replies and I have to give him/her credit for being patient enough to change out the bottles twice a week on the 20 long. And that's getting a bubble every 2 seconds! As (s)he said, high light not recommended.

But, if you're good with that, then I wish you success with the system!
Thanks for your reply daisy. Honestly, this is temporary. I just want to know if it will keep my plants alive with the light, after New Years I'm saving up for a pressurized system and its the first thing on my list! This nutrafin will indeed go to a smaller tank such a 2.5-5g
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