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Recent CO2 misting experience

Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by richr, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. richr

    richr Junior Poster

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    I've been running EI + CO2 misting for about a month now in a newly set up 72g tank, and I thought I'd share a picture of the tank. This is the best success I've had with plants.

    This is primarily a discus tank and the temperature runs around 80ºF+. Many of the plants have more than doubled in size since setting up a month ago. Actually, some A. ulvaceous has gone from 2" leaves to 25". The lace leaf plant in the picture is growing almost as fast.


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    In case you're wondering where the discus are (you can see my one problem - some hair algae):

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  2. Tom Barr

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    Re: Recent CO2 misting experience

    Use a comb to remove it.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  3. richr

    richr Junior Poster

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    Re: Hair algae

    Thanks for the idea. I've tried the "toothbrush method" with limited success. (I've found siphoning it out the best so far.)
     
  4. Xanthid

    Xanthid Junior Poster

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    Re: Recent CO2 misting experience

    Do you do water changes once a week or more with the discus? Ive been thinking about gettin some for my 125 but Im not sure if Im up to 2 60gal water changes a week.
     
  5. richr

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    Re: Discus and water changes

    I am currently doing a 50-60% change once a week but will be monitoring the nitrates carefully for a little while (the discus - and the setup itself - are pretty new).
     
  6. Bill

    Bill Lifetime Charter Member
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    Re: Recent CO2 misting experience

    I have Discus in a 120g tank.

    Sometimes I change the water twice a week but usually just once a week.

    My Discus are doing fine and they are very healthy. I think there are a lot of myth's concerning Discus, I've only been keeping them for about a year but they have been a very easy fish to care for in a planted tank.

    Bill
     
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