co2

  1. P

    New to CO2

    Hi Aquarium Hobbyists: I have been in the hobby for the second time since 2010. I have easy growing plants in my four aquariums. Now I want some color. So I'm using CO2 injection in one of my 40 gal tanks. I have it running for a week now. I have questions about it. I have a CO2 checker, a...
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    90 Gallon Planted Journal

    Hello, BarrReport forums, I've been keeping aquariums for about 10 years now, and its been a pretty fun ride, but I'd like this iteration of my tank to be well-kept, and an exercise at record-keeping. I have made all the mistakes one could possibly make in the hobby, and a few that keep me awake...
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    Co2 Circulation Assistance

    OK, 29-gallon aquarium. Filtration: I have a large sponge filter sans airstone and a HOB filter. Co2 Dosing: pressurized system. I go for about 2 bubbles per second. Issue: I cannot get the Co2 checker to turn green. The solution works fine. I was able to breath in to it and it changed...
  4. J

    Ph drop confusion for co2 injection

    Hi, I’m having a bit of a issue or confusion PH of tank water degassed with air stone in a cup 7.7 PH of tank water in tank aerated with air stone 6.9 won’t go above this even after fresh water changes using tropica aqua soil which I believe is the issue my question is what should I drop the...
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    Dennis wong being the most correct method of adjusting co2 if kh is between 1-10?

    Hi I've heard about dennis wong method of adjusting co2 being the most correct one if u are within 1-10 kh, what is your opinion on that? I've read "A general good range to target is a 1 full point pH change. So for example, if your tank's pH starts at 7.5, you would target a pH of 6.5 for when...
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    Neo DIY CO2 Kit...Remarkable!

    For under $25, I'm really impressed by simplicity, output, and the tiny Neo diffuser in the kit I installed on my 12 gallon Edge tank. My only comment is that the 1 m. of supplied hose is perhaps a little skimpy. Photo is the CO2 output 3 hours after starting the yeast. I located the diffuser...
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    CO2 130 gallon tank

    i have a 130 gallon tank (36x24x36) and i am looking at setting up a CO2 enrichment for my tank, what size bottle do i need and how should i diffuse the CO2
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    How to measure co2 injection in 2023?

    Hello all, I have been out of the hobby for quite a few years. I decided to get back into it and was wondering if there have been any new findings on measuring co2 injection? I'm finding it difficult to measure the injected co2 with a bubble counter on a 120g tank as it's impossible to count...
  9. Farmhand

    co2 only until plants grow out

    I've had planted tanks for some time now, some with injected co2, some without. I'm not going to win any awards with my tanks, but I'm happy with them. I use a RO/tap mix for a 6.8 to 7.0 ph. I start with 1" substrate of a hot mix covered with a thick layer of Black Diamond blasting sand...
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    At what point is turning down the lights not the answer?

    Hi All, I had been struggling with plant growth so i upgraded my light to a chihiros WRGB Slim. Running at 100 percent for 8 hours i experienced some algae issues so i began reducing the intensity and adding/increasing the ramp up ad ramp down. I have been reducing the light intensity of my...
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    Having difficulty hitting the right CO2 concentration

    Hi guys! It's my first time doing a high-tech tank and I need some advice regarding the adequate CO2 concentration for my setup (1 week old). Livestock has not been added to the tank yet. Hardware: Tank: 90x30x30cm (81L) Effective water volume: ~60L Hardscape: Spider wood, seiryu rocks...
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    Planning a 17 Gallon Aquascape - Looking for Hardware Suggestions

    I'm planning on getting back into the aquarium hobby after several years and properly doing a planted aquarium (ie, actually researching it). I already have the aquarium (Lifeguard R460008 Medium – 23.62″ x 11.81″ x 11.81″) and stand but everything else still needs to be purchased. I'm also...
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    New to co2

    Hi there. I have a 125 gallon with 2 hob filters. I also have a marineland 600 powerhead filter and a 30 gallon fluval internal filter I can add to disperse the co2. What would be a good filter to invest in for future use with my 125 gallon? I would like to get the best bang for my buck...
  14. Luekutus

    Finding CO₂…

    Hi foks, I was wondering where those of you who run pressurized CO₂ get your tanks filled. Here in Northern Virginia (US), I’m struggling to find a vendor to fill my newly-purchased CO₂ tank. Google searching hasn’t been helpful as those places that say they do online actually say that they...
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    For Hire: Regulator Upgrade

    Getting back into the hobby and my regulators could use a little love. Im looking to replace my needle valves and solenoids, the regulator themselves are in good condition and quality. Valve on one is broken since I dropped it during a move and solenoids I would like to be swapped to newer low...
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    Battling Hair Algae in High Tech Aquarium, Fish Stressing Before 30 PPM CO2 Reached

    Hello, I have been running a 25 gallon planted aquarium with pressurized CO2, set up for 11 months and have been battling algae since about week 3. The tank originally had a massive diatom outbreak lasting 1 month+ followed by green fuzz and green hair algae on substrate rocks and plant leaves...
  17. Lind0gg

    CO2 shortage in the UK

    Hi everyone, just wondering if anyone has noticed the CO2 shortage in the UK, and if this is effecting the planted tank industry yet? I’m between scapes at the moment, and normally get my CO2 canisters from a gas firm. I’ve not been there since this news so don’t know if it’s difficult to get...
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    Generating co2 in the sump from plants

    Somewhere, someone suggested generating co2 from the sump with plants and an alternate light cycle. Im thinking of a 40 breeder with a 40 gallon brute sump, stacked with stems, and a small LED fixture operating over the sump during the tanks night time hours. The goal is obviously to introduce...
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    Need Advice - 300 gallon CO2 setup ?

    I need some direction on what I need to have to have a planted 300 gal tank. From reactors to diffusers - too many micro bubbles... how to deliver... I know I need a regulator - 20lb tank - do I get PH controller???? I do not have a sump. I have two canister FX6 filters. Do I need a...
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    Ei Dosing With No Co2

    Hi All I want to start dosing my 140L tank using the EI dosing method,but i don't use CO2 . I do dose Excel but that's about it. Can i still use the EI method on this tank and if so what would i need to dose Thanks Guys.