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  1. Equipment
    1. I’ve seen others with diffusers placed lower in the tank. Will the CO2 reach the surface too quickly with the one I have, or is it ok? 2. Also, is the CO2 drop checker placed correctly? I wonder if it's too close to the diffuser and may artificially increase the reading. This is my...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi, I started using a 24oz paintball co2 setup for my 5 gallon tank . Its my first co2 setup I have never done it before. On the first day the psi was around 830 but when I checked today it's showing more than 900 and the working psi is 50. Is it normal that the co2 setups show different...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So guys. I didn't found post about overdosing your shrimps with CO2 in short time (not overnight) but more like extreme amount of CO2 in matter of minutes. It happened to me yesterday and it was really scary. How this can happen? I thought my CO2 tank is empty (gas stopped coming out) and I...
  4. Equipment
    I have a 40g breeder aquarium with co2 injection and high light and I want to have plants in the aquarium like Ludwigia sp. Atlantis show their nice colors. I want to buy and Eheim Class 350 aka 2215 canister filter. I made a previous thread about my aquarium and I was recommended this Eheim...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    greetings to everyone. sorry for my broken english. I am writing from Turkey. I have a plant aquarium. I dissolve the co2 with a diffuser, but there are too many co2 bubbles in the aquarium. This image bothers me. Would I still see the bubbles if I used a reactor? Thank you in advance for...
  6. Equipment
    This is my high tech 40g breeder and I have a question about the Seachem Tidal 55 filter. The water from the return is pushing down the background plants and they aren't growing upwards like the plants on the left side. I am thinking about replacing the hob filter with a canister filter. I am...
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello and Happy Thanksgiving! I kept fish for a while in middle school, and even though my fish were fine, I could never get my plants to stay alive. Now that I am looking to get back into the hobby, I have a lot of questions about how to set up and maintain a planted tank. I am looking to do a...
  8. Equipment
    I am planning on heavily planting my 20 gallon long. But I am worried about getting enough flow as well as distributing the Co2 well enough. (I have had hair algae problems before attempting this). Does anyone have a setup or recommendation for filters/power heads and placement for that? I...
  9. Equipment
    Hi! I am going to set up two 7.5 gal tanks, and was hoping I could use the same co2 system for both, given their small size. does anyone have any recommended products / splitters for two small tanks? Thank you!
  10. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi everyone, I have had this tank set up for about 6 months now, and my drop checker always seems to be blue no matter how much CO2 I dose. I got an in-line diffuser a few months ago because I heard those are more efficient but it still doesnt seem to change. Right now I am dosing about 3...
  11. Equipment
    My tank is a 10 gallon high tech planted tank. Initially I had bleached my diffusor and cleaned it with seachem prime since it wasn't working at all. Currently I have my UNS CO2 Mini Regulator set to ~25 PSI. When I open the bubble counter valve substantially then the diffusor puts out plenty of...
  12. Equipment
    I’ve got a 75 gallon and I think I understand what I need, but don’t yet know if I’m getting a real bargain. The options are overwhelming! Thankful for recommendations 🥰
  13. Equipment
    I just got a brand new UNS Mini CO2 regulator and a tippmann paintball canister. I had the canister filled today. I swapped the pre installed adaptor with the paintball one that comes with it. I set up everything according to the instructions. It’s plugged into an active outlet on my surge...
  14. Plants
    I just started this set-up, I have a ultra-small tank (3-4 gallon) for my future betta. Will my tank be okay with no aeration with a CO2 in place? Should I put some aeration to it? It's too small even for a 2-3W filters that are available near me. Should an airstone would suffice?
  15. Planted Nano Tanks
    I currently have a 10 gallon planted tank. I want a denser carpet growth, which most of the species need CO2. I'm also noticing some decaying of leaves and yellowing of others (which is probably nutrient issues; I need a good fertilizer). My question is, is a 10 gallon tank too small for a CO2...
  16. Plants
    Hello everyone, I'm new to the aquascaping hobby and just started my first planted tank. It's a 7-gallon tank and is two weeks old. I am having issues with my Mini Christmas moss and am concerned because it has been yellowing for the past few days (planted about five days ago), and I have been...
  17. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hello, Am New to the aquascaping world. I have a 16 gallon (60L) tank with a 2kg CO2 system. I started 4 days ago with les then 1 bubble per second but my Co2 drop checker stayed for 2 days blue, so raised the co2 to 1 bubble per second and stil it stayed blue but a little lighter then earlier...
  18. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have had the unfortunate experience of having too much co2 in the past so I am exceptionally cautious when it comes to adjusting my co2 levels. I am not certain if this was the 1/16th to 1/8th knob turn on the co2 valve, or whether or not I'm just paying more close attention since having...
  19. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I've done about a week's worth of research now and I've read that injecting co2 does lower the ph AND that it doesn't actually lower the stuff that affects the fish. Like kh or something I can't find the article now of course. Won't ph swings from 7.4 to 6.0 everyday stress the fish? Sorry...
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