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post #11 of 15 Old 10-13-2008, 07:18 PM
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Except, you will never get the same stunning green colouration without the Co2. A pressurized system really is worth it in the long run...

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post #12 of 15 Old 10-14-2008, 06:57 PM
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You could also do a DIY system.
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post #13 of 15 Old 10-14-2008, 07:53 PM
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I've already worked out the costs for DIY Co2... And DIY is only worth it if your tank is a 2 foot(standard) or less. In the long run, with a tank the size of yours Karl, in less than a year, DIY Co2 will end up costing you more than a pressurized Co2 system. That is alot of yeast bags per week my friend...
And also, buying 7 of those things u mentioned above, first of all, they don't effectively produce Co2, and second, a pressurized Co2 system would cost less than 7 of those...
My opinion, if you are only going to lightly plant it, don't put Co2 in at all, the fish will provide enough waste for a couple of plants to survive, but once again, you will not get the luscious green received with Co2

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post #14 of 15 Old 10-17-2008, 06:23 PM
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yeah if your lightly planting, just use flourish as your carbon source. diy sucks if you have a big tank. it is more expensive. i did it for about 1.5 years and its not only more expensive in the long run, its also time consuming and not very accurate. sure my plants grew but i didn't have high demanding plants that need high light, i ran moderate light and was limited in the plants i could have. all in all, pressure is a better way. i spent like under 200 on my recently purchased co2 pressurized sys and all i have to do every 6 or so months and pay 15-20 for a refill tank.
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post #15 of 15 Old 10-24-2008, 08:05 PM
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The kit thing at 54.99 is very expensive. You can buy the same thing on line for about $20. Better yet you can do the same thing in DIY for the price of an empty 2 liter bottle, some air line tubing and an air stone. The sugar and yeast are needed whether you use the kit or make a DIY.
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