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post #1 of 19 Old 06-21-2008, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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New plants came in!! 2.5 is FILLED IN!

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post #2 of 19 Old 06-21-2008, 08:43 AM
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That's quite an improvement - it's looking fantastic! Good job :)
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post #3 of 19 Old 06-21-2008, 08:44 AM
wow the tank is really coming along :D keep up the ggod work. i can wait until i can get my planted tank started lol :D
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post #4 of 19 Old 06-21-2008, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you! I just love it! I am setting up my DIY co2 today I still have a little diet coke to chug so i can have the bottle! :D
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post #5 of 19 Old 06-21-2008, 08:52 AM
hehe have fun drinking that :D
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post #6 of 19 Old 06-21-2008, 09:45 AM
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Good luck with the co2- what recipe are you using? I had a bit of trouble getting mine to work in the beginning, but now it's chugging away like crazy.
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post #7 of 19 Old 06-21-2008, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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I have it written down in the kitchen, but I think it's just 2 cups sugar and 1.4 tsp yeast. i dont add baking soda because my pH is naturally very high.
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post #8 of 19 Old 06-21-2008, 10:06 AM
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what a difference,i really like it,
well done on the hard work. :)
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post #9 of 19 Old 06-21-2008, 10:22 AM
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Cool. I use co2 to lower my pH as well. I ended up using this site's directions:
http://www.qsl.net/w2wdx/aquaria/diyco2.html

It's a lot to read, but it's actually extremely well researched. It's got more of an aseptic method which avoids a lot of issues people don't think about. I definitely recommend it.

Also, you may want to mess around the with recipe and see if you can't make it produce slightly less co2. I believe the same amount of sugar and less yeast it the way to do that. I've got this system set up in my 10G and it bubbles every 30 seconds. I almost worry that it's too much co2. In a 2.5 gallon you want to avoid crashes, as they are more likely to happen. I'll calculate the actual dissolved co2 in my tank right now and post it, so you can get an idea of what may happen in yours.

Edit: Just calculated my co2 and it's 15 ppm which is just about perfect for a planted tank. Concentrations over 25 ppm can be dangerous to the fish.
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post #10 of 19 Old 06-21-2008, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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That would be great Okie. I'll read up, thanks for the link.
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