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So can I use this like a carbon source? I want it like a substitute but not substitute co2 source as it’s only 0.4 gallons. Can I use vinegar and if so how much per gallon
 

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So can I use this like a carbon source? I want it like a substitute but not substitute co2 source as it’s only 0.4 gallons. Can I use vinegar and if so how much per gallon
There are methods for producing CO2 via mixing vinegar and baking soda, but this is done in a separate reaction chamber and the resulting gas hosed into the tank.

I would not recommend putting vinegar into your aquarium water.
 

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So can I use this like a carbon source? I want it like a substitute but not substitute co2 source as it’s only 0.4 gallons. Can I use vinegar and if so how much per gallon
Dont do it, vinegar will drastically lower your ph even in small amounts
 

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If you want a cheap excel substitute there is a medical disinfectant that works well. I forgot what it's called, but I'm sure someone here knows. But with covid and hospital supplies in short supplies it probably won't be any cheaper right now.
 

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If you want a cheap excel substitute there is a medical disinfectant that works well. I forgot what it's called, but I'm sure someone here knows. But with covid and hospital supplies in short supplies it probably won't be any cheaper right now.
its called glutaraldehyde, but the carbon released by it is so little i dont think it even does much. most of us just use it to deal with algae
 
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