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taylorg 01-25-2009 02:10 PM

fertilizer and co2
fertilizer and co2 does using ether one kill inverts or have any ill effects on fish

taylorg 01-25-2009 06:48 PM

any ideas???????????

WisFish 01-25-2009 07:03 PM

Don't know about inverts. But if you use the proper amounts of ferts or CO2 the fish will be fine. Use too much of either and the fish are goners. I will say that I used to think that if the CO2 was high, that meant the oxygen level was low. But that's not necessarily true. Water can hold high amounts of each at the same time.

taylorg 01-25-2009 07:39 PM

what about the kit you can buy that are kind of like a fancy diy co2 kit can u controll them

Cody 01-25-2009 07:46 PM

A DIY CO2 (with soda bottle, yeast, etc) is almost uncontrollable. Many people do not use it, since the output can't be measured.

taylorg 01-25-2009 08:02 PM

the kit im talking about is called the plant gro co2 stab kit 12

steelerfan 01-25-2009 09:55 PM

IMHO, pressurized CO2 is the only way to go. DIY setups are very difficult to keep stabel levels in the water and you have to continuously monitor and recharge the bottles, gets very messy. There are people who do it successfully so it can be done, but once a pressurized system is setup and dialed in, maintenance is minimal.

Blaxicanlatino 02-09-2009 08:09 AM

the only advantage with the DIY way (my way lol) is that its cheap and VERY inexpensive. Buying your own co2 system can be very pricey with its well worth it

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