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post #1 of 5 Old 02-11-2012, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
API® CO2 Plant Booster?

is anyone using this? and if so are you seeing results. how long til you did see results? i am thinking about getting something to help my plants grow strong. i would like to add something for co2.

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-12-2012, 02:05 PM
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While we're waiting for comments from those who have used this (if anyone here has), I will just say that I do not recomend these chemicals. They have detrimental issues, plus once you start adding carbon you are setting up a whole new level of balance.

What symptoms are your plants showing that you think indicate poor growth? Nine out of ten times, it is light or other nutrients that may not be adequate in some way.

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they are not failing per-say just want to help them grow the best i can.

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they are not failing per-say just want to help them grow the best i can.
Plants can grow at various stages, from slow to fast. If everything they need is available, they will grow (photosynthesize) at a rate according to the level of balance of light and all 17 nutrients. Those of us with natural method planted tanks have good but slower growth than those with high-tech methods using increased lighting, CO2, and more nutrient fertilization. But at any stage from slow to fast growth, the plants can still be perfectly healthy.

Increasing any one aspect, be it light, carbon, or some other nutrient, will not normally result in better growth, unless that was the limiting factor to start with. Everything has to be in balance, at whatever level.

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