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this is my 40 breeder (about half of it, the rest dosent have plants) how long will it take for it all to grow in? I am getting nilocg thrive c and I have a nicrew skyled + which goes for 95 par at 12” any advice would help
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Depends on what you mean by grow in. Do you mean covering the entire tank in plants? Or until the plants are growing happily? If the former then probably 2 years without co2 and your current plant load. If the latter then a few weeks to a couple of months if everything else is going well.

Also that light might be a bit bright for a non-co2 tank. I'd try to dim it or raise it up 6+ inches.
 

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well my tank now looks like a bush i got hornworts like 3 bunches and my tank is fully planted

Any way to diy co2 that isn’t that yeast thing? I don’t Want a explosion

I moved my plants closer to light in a dirt cup. My idea is to make my 2.5 a Diy 7w led from a big box string light from a plastic tank lid is 7w enough light it’s on par with like 1.5 nicrews skyled+ planted thing which has like 75-80 PAR at 1 foot deep
 

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I wouldn't. Explosion isn't the issue the issue is inconsistent co2 levels that will create issues. If you go co2 i recommend pony up for a c2oart regulator or similar. Then get a 10lb canister - the total cost is around $250 for the regulator and canister and then $15 dollar every 6-9 months to refill the canister.

Any way to diy co2 that isn’t that yeast thing? I don’t Want a explosion
 

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How much does the canister cost for like a industrial tank

I had a idea of using a water bottle and styrofoam where the foam floats up when the co2 diffuses into the water over time I saw it at aquarium co op aquarium tour

I wouldnt buy a overpriced co2 unit cuz it would like double my cost i can get a 10lb tank for 50$

Oh it’s like 75$ for a tank diffuser and a counter that’s cheap
 
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