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  1. Default DIY co2 system help!?


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    I just bought some plants ( cardamine I think? And a Ludwig species ) I would like to add co2 to my aquarium and would like to make a system using alcoholic fermentation and a couple of 2 liter bottles or something to add some co2

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    first things first. in the pics of your other tank it looks like you have incan. lights. those are complete garbo for plants and adding co2 with lights like that will be a great way to suffocate your fish.
    2ndly, it looks like the light is no where near high enough for those plants.
    3rd, if you want co2 you will need ferts, with the sand you have you will need root tabs.

    i think if you want to plant your tank you should start by upgrading your lights to something around 6500K florescent lights. when you figure that out we can definatly help you plant your tank nicely. but for starters you should start lower light plants that can tollerate higher light. Crypt Wendtii, Crypt Balansae, basically all crypts. they would all do good in low light all the way to high lights.

    if you want more info on lower light plants i can list you a huge list.

    sorry if everything sounds so negative, just trying to help. can you confirm or deny any of my assumptions?
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    Those aren't incandescents, geno. I'm pretty sure ESR here is going for a blackwater, tannin-stained tank. Correct me if I'm wrong though.
    Sorry, but I don't have anything to offer to you, ESR. However, I'm interested in DIY CO2 as well. Best of luck with your planted tank!

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
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    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
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    hmm that might explain the yellow color. sorry if thats the case. whats the spectrum on your light?
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
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    That's a 50 watt destklamp that I will be using only till this weekend and I'm going to buy a double bulb t8 fixture and I was thinking I'd put a 6500k and 10000k, is this a decent setup?

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
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    stay away from the 10kk. those are mainly for marine lights and will cause an algae problem. some people try to pair it with a pink growth light to get a higher par for the plants.

    what sized tank is this?
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
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    A 55 gallon, any lighting tips will help! I just can't afford a t5ho right now, possibly at the end of may that could happenn

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
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    well the dual t8s would be a great light for you TBH, it would be low light and keep you in a good budget. low light plants dont need CO2 and rarely need much ferts. and you wont need to upgrade your lighting later which is a bonus.

    but then again those plants you have in there now... they will be doomed under t8s... sorry.
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
    I.R.S.: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!

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    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lithonia-...4#.UVJj91fql3A
    Assuming you have a 48" long aquarium, this could give you a solid medium-light setup. Get two bulbs that have a 5000-7000 K color temp, and you should be set. And you could make DIY CO2 work for this as well, I believe.
    http://www.plantedtank.net/articles/DIY-Yeast-CO2/7/
    This may work with your tank, although I would use a two-liter bottle or something of that size. Use that link for a general idea of what to do, and just experiment with sugar-to-yeast ratios.

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    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
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    i might be wrong but 2 t8s in a 55g tank would be barely medium (so boarder line i would still call it low) and i think that would be with good reflectors...
    also a few points for diy co2:
    they arent reliable, they almost never give a constant pressure.
    and they arent good for tanks bigger than 29g (and thats said to be pushing it really).
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
    I.R.S.: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!

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