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Marbles21
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Location: Palm Bay, FL

PostPosted: 2007.01.12(Fri)16:57    Post subject: Plant help Reply with quote

I have a 55g tank that has been established for about a year or so. I have a java fern and some other leafy plant (I'm not sure what it is called) for close to 5 months now and they are doing great. if I put more plants in there will I need a co2 injecter or something like that? I have proper lighting as well. if I do what kind would work and will it hurt my fish? ( I have 15 neons and 5 columbian tetras)
any thoughts or suggestions would help.
THANKS!!!
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brianD
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PostPosted: 2007.01.12(Fri)17:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

more plants could potentially require more nutrition. what are your water parameters. running a c02 injector wouldnt hurt, however a diy setup would be difficult with as large a tank as you have.
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Marbles21
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PostPosted: 2007.01.12(Fri)20:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, so if I get a co2 injecter, it won't hurt my fish at all?
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Location: Venice FL

PostPosted: 2007.01.12(Fri)21:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marbles 21

There is no easy answer to your question. Yes C02 will always help plant growth. And adding more plants may require adding nutrients and C02 depending on the lighting that you have. The best thing that you could do is a litttle research to learn how to balance lighting C02 and nutrients in your tank. Learning may require some trial and error, that is how everyone learns. This is a good place to start.

http://www.aquariaplants.com/index.htm
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