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    Well, i have 1 amazon sword, 1 java fern, and 2-3 small brazilian pennyworts. All are doing well with only 30 watts in my 55, but i would like to add Co2. First of all, is it needed with my current plantage, or will it help my plants grow any?

    Second of all, i have heard MANY different recipies for diy Co2. What would be the most effective/longest lasting?
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    All lighting levels will benefit from CO2 to some degree, but with only 0.5 watts/gallon, it's up to you if it's worth the hassle for just a few plants (ie pH drops, etc). I would suggest Flourish Excel, but it'll get pricey for a 55g.

    DIY is really only for 30g and smaller, but if you wanted to do a 55, then you would need a 1-gallon jug. Start off with about 6 cups of sugar, along with a tablespoon of baking soda and a tablespoon of yeast (that is first dissolved into warm water). Since you have very low light, look for 1 bubble per second and add more yeast to hit that goal. Always wait 24 hours to check results. Try to get those nano diffusers I posted and put it under the intake of the HOB's.

    Btw, there is no set recipe. It depends HIGHLY on your ambient temperature, and you may need to add more/less yeast to adjust bubble rate. 1 cup per liter is about the maximum sugar you need - any more and it won't make a difference in how long it lasts - signifigantly less and you're production will cut out after it runs out.
    Last edited by Chrona; 04-01-2007 at 03:36 AM.
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    So does it seem to be too much trouble for not enough reward?
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    Until you get more plants yes :)
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    Well, i dont really plan on getting any more plants that arent 1.98, so, i guess i went out and bought a 2 liter of coke for nothing then, huh?
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    Sign up on plantedtank.net and troll their Swap and Shop section for RAOK items. I just saw 30 13" bundles of dwarf sag go for the price of shipping (5 bucks)
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    and RAOK=?
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    RAOK?

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    Lol, made that up. What does it stand for?

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    Ok, it means random act of kindness, but where is the swap and shop?
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    apparently chrona didnt know either!

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