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>Date: Sun, 24 Aug 1997 09:09:01 -0700
>From: Harold Pachtman <harold at azpedeye_nospam.com>
>Reply-To: harold at azpedeye_com
>To: Aquatic Plants <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
>Jeremy wrote:
>>I am going to set up a DIY CO2 system for my 140 gallon tank.
>>Does anyone have experience with how many bottles I should use?
>>I am planning on 3-2 litters. This will be my first attempt at using
>>CO2 so if I decide I like it I might invest in the full system.
>I have been following the APD for sometime, and I use one bottle DIY CO2
>for my 80 gal tank. I often questioned myself, "How much is enough, and
>how much is too much CO2?"  I have never seen these questions answered
>on  this or any newsgroup. The dissolution of CO2 at the surface depends
>on a number of things, such as surface turbulance, water temperature,
>type of filtration, etc. So therefore, these questions cannot be
>answered by anyone for everyone, IMHOP. I just go about it empirically
>with my one bottle, and enjoy my plants and their very good growth.