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Re: really, I am setting up a micro-tank

Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 00:20:53 -0500
From: kidt cordry
> I wasn't joking guys.
> I am going to put a 3 inch fish in a 1 gal pickle jar with
> plants and I do want to rig a co2 line.  The only tech
> on the tank is the air stone.  No other filtration except
> the plants, cold water (room temp), sunlit, hand
> full of kitty litter clay on bottom.

The only tech on the tank should be *just* the air stone.

Are you more worried about the fish than the plants? If so, you'll discover
that, for the most part, Gudgeons are native to fast- flowing waters that
are well- oxygenated, usually somewhat hard and almost always *basic* in pH.
Most Gudgeons do *very* poorly in soft, acidic waters - particularly the
acidic part.

A one-gallon jar. With plants and a substrate to support them. Oh, and a
three-inch fish to boot. How much *water* is left. How do you hope to
control a sample of water that's probably small enough to be affected by the
CO2 in one of your exhaled breaths?

Obviously, it's my opinion that CO2 supplementation in this case would
amount to the equivalent of an Alka-Seltzer- based euthanasia.

Have you *really* thought this out and placed it into any kind of


David A. Youngker
nestor10 at mindspring_com