it's not a pain if you can remember to shut off your co2 every day manually. If you leave it on overnight, you could over gas all your fish/shrimps in your tank. f you forget to turn it on then you'll get a tank full of algae. If you leave it running 24/7 you'll run out of co2 a lot quicker. etc. Solenoids aren't even that expensive don't cheap out... you have a pressurized cylinder in your house cheaping out may be a costly mistake.Hey guys..
How much of a pain is it really to operate your tank effectively with out a Solenoid?
If I understand things right.. leaving Co2 running 24/7 will put too much Co2 in the water not to mention be a waste when the plants are not using it..correct? I assume this is harmful to the environment?
Leaving c02 off (vacation, forgetfullness, etc) - how detrimental is this?
Ultimately, I'll buy the Solenoid if the above two answers are harmful to the tank. With all the money we spend and work we put in..I don't want to mess things up..but if I can save a few bucks..
you all have been awesome with answering questions so far.. I really appreciate it...as a new Planted guy..