CO2 for planted tank - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 18 Old 10-12-2006, 10:46 AM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dahcmed
Well, I googled the names you just wrote :), and it's closer to rotala, but not really. I think it's another fake :(. It's not doing good either, actually it wasn't doing good when I got it, but it was the only red I saw :D, I'd probably pull it out as well. Now, down to 1, I'm sure this one really looks like an amazon sword :)
Echinodorus bleherii to be exact. They're easy to grow. I doubt mine will last long though as I have an ancistrus plec which loves to eat plants. She hasn't touch my Nymphaea stellata so I guess that plant is safe.

P.S. I'll try to gather as much pics of red plants as possible so hang in there until I got them posted tonight.:)
Lupin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 18 Old 10-12-2006, 10:52 AM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Nymphaea stellata

Rotala macrandra

Ludwigia sp. red

Ludwigia repens

Red Cabomba


I guess that sums it up.
Lupin is offline  
post #13 of 18 Old 10-12-2006, 04:39 PM
Member
 
when you pull those plants see if you can bring them back to the store for credit.
trreherd is offline  
post #14 of 18 Old 10-12-2006, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Blue,
It's not in there :( The stems are also a bit squishy already.

Trreherd,
I'll try.
dahcmed is offline  
post #15 of 18 Old 10-12-2006, 08:29 PM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dahcmed
Blue,
It's not in there :( The stems are also a bit squishy already.
That's what I experienced on the rotalas I bought from Cartimar.
Dahcmed, your plant sounds more like Rotala macrandra.

Oh, and pls answer the pm.:)
Lupin is offline  
post #16 of 18 Old 10-15-2006, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Ok. The amazon is showing some browning (not sure if it is because of the bad water condition: ph 7.5, ammonia 0, no nitrite and nitrate testers :(

I want to create a DIY CO2, but am afraid it would lower the ph, that it might affect the molly. I have gold mollies and ribbon guppy. I know the mollies ph is 7.5 - 8, and current ph is 7.5.

And if in case, how do I get the pH up?
dahcmed is offline  
post #17 of 18 Old 10-26-2006, 11:53 AM
New Member
 
if your water is hard you wont have a problem with a home made reactor- the harder the water the more CO2 it will takt to lower the PH, if your fish start gasping you know you have too much water.
You can use KH buffers to increase hardness, or Ph buffers to raise/lower ph.
Andrew is offline  
post #18 of 18 Old 10-29-2006, 01:01 PM
Plants grow faster with CO2, normally with the addition with high watt lights and maybe additional fertilizers. But they can grow without adding CO2. WC (water changes) normally contain CO2. You can normally verify by filling a container with water from your tap and checking the pH. Then check the pH after a day or so. If there's a slight change in pH, then there's a possibility that your water contains CO2. The pH change signifies the CO2 gassing off.
crazie.eddie is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My first tank 47G Planted sik80 Freshwater Journals 30 06-28-2010 06:43 PM
Transition from 45 gallon non-planted community tank to larger, planted, discus tank borkborkbork Cichlids 7 03-02-2009 02:49 PM
Transition from 45 gallon non-planted community tank to larger, planted, discus tank borkborkbork Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 0 02-23-2009 12:11 AM
Planted Tank Johnny Relentless Introduce Yourself 4 09-10-2007 08:04 AM
My Planted BN Tank fish_4_all Freshwater Journals 15 11-22-2006 09:25 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome