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Plant biomass and co2

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by Henry Hatch, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Henry Hatch

    Henry Hatch Guru Class Expert

    Aug 31, 2006
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    I read an interesting thread on plant biomass. One of the effects of a high plant load is increased need for nutrients and co2. I was wondering how significantly the co2 demand increases. I think I may have underestimated the importance.

  2. Gerryd

    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    Sep 23, 2007
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    Yes, this subject has been discussed on multiple threads/forums because it affects so much in our you have discovered :D

    This is why current/flow is important as the increased biomass tends to curtail the current and the distribution of nutrients/c02. Plants suffer and that allows algae to gain a foothold.

    Another reason TIMELY pruning is important.

    I have just added a HOT 25OGPH magnum and a 250 gph pump (with a sponge) to my 180 to experiment with this. I am hoping the increased flow will help with nute spread......

    My rainbows LOVE the extra flow and spend all their free time playing in it...

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