Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V1 #121
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V1 #121
From: Justin Frese <justin_frese at csufresno_edu>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 1995 08:48:31 -0800 (PST)
In-Reply-To: <199512102039.PAA29552 at looney_actwin.com> from "Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com" at Dec 10, 95 03:39:02 pm
>It seems that every other day I have my hand in the water to try
>something new. Maybe that's my problem, I worry to much. I WANT
>ALLOTS OF GREEN. so I came across the yeast generating CO2 set-up.
>I'll give it a try, So its been set up for three days now and well,
>know. I'm trying it, I hope I'll have good luck, But I'm (yes that
>I'M) worried, All in all my plants are doing O.K. some grow slow so
>fast, I don't know how to get my dKH (carbonate hardness), my
>should I be staying away from this until I have figured out my
>requirement and Iron supplements and the other test that I should
>take into account, or should I just run with it.
Run with it man! Run! Any CO2 is better than _NO_ CO2! I think
you will see an improvement. (I am assuming that you have at least
Now about all of this filtation stuff. Why are you running a
powerhead? For a (gasp) under gravel filter! The ammount of
filtration needed for a thriving plant tank is suprisingly minimal.
I'd take a guess that your back filter would suffice.
So how are you running your CO2 into the tank? I run my CO2 line
right into the uptake for my back filter myself and it does a
beautifull job of shredding the CO2 into a fine mist.