CO2-Systems for Planted Aquariums to Grow Aquarium Plants.

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In marine aquariums, CO2 systems (CO2 tanks, regulators and other accessories) are used in conjunction with calcium reactors to help provide calcium to reef aquariums. This approach to supplementation provides a steady stream of calcium to corals and eliminates the needs for daily dosing. A properly set up and maintained calcium reactor is one of the most efficient ways to keep the calcium level stable in a reef aquarium. Many freshwater aquarists with planted tanks also supplement CO2 to produce lush, vigorous plant growth.
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A lot of equipment is used in setting up a CO2 supply system for planted aquarium such as CO2 regulator, cartridge, diffuser… which you might find a little complicated initially. Please don’t worry because the setup will be relatively simple after you read this guide. 3 M PVC Tube Clear Plastic Hose Pipe Flexible Airline Tubing 6mm for Aquarium Air Pump Co2 Syste...
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This post is for all of the planted aquarium newbies who are just getting started with CO2 and the planted aquarium, or for those more experienced hobbyists looking for a review. Setting up a for the first time can be a little intimidating, we hope that this post will help answer some questions and alleviate a little of the mystery involved before you dive in and set up your very own CO2 system.The pH controller provides a full-time, automatic pH monitoring system for the planted tank. It regulates the release of carbon dioxide, which is directly related to pH. The controller is designed to connect to the solenoid of your CO2 regulator. It is set to a desired pH level to be maintained in the aquarium; it then signals the solenoid valve which then prompts the regulator to release or to stop releasing CO2 in order to maintain the set pH. – The CO2 Cylinder is a high pressure storage cylinder for the carbon dioxide (CO2) that you will be introducing into the planted aquarium. This is where the complete system starts, inside of the cylinder. Carbon dioxide in a cylinder exists primarily in the form of liquid CO2, only the head space of the cylinder contains gas. The liquid allows the cylinder to maintain a constant high pressure. Because the cylinder contains liquid gas, it must always remain in the upright position. – Finally, we have reached the end of the complete CO2 system, the end journey of the CO2 before it is dispersed into the aquarium water. Placed inside the aquarium, at the bottom of the aquarium, the diffuser exists at the end of the tubing line. It is another very important part of the complete system as it transforms and optimizes the CO2 gas entering the aquarium into a usable form of CO2. As CO2 bubbles pass through the porous ceramic of the diffuser, they are diffused into streams of tiny bubbles. With an increased surface area, these tiny bubbles can be readily dissolved into the water, increasing the overall saturation of CO2 in the aquarium ecosystem for efficient plant absorption and less waste.The pathway through which CO2 travels to the aquarium; it completes the CO2 system, bringing it together. For this reason, it is one of the most important components of the system. It is the job of the tubing to safely deliver your precious CO2 to the aquarium. This is why it is important to invest in CO2 resistant tubing, through which CO2 is not able to escape. Silicone tubing should not be used in the planted aquarium CO2 system; carbon dioxide gas is able to permeate through the walls of silicone tubing, and is wasted. So make sure to use a CO2 resistant tubing so that your aquarium gets what it requires, efficiently, and so money is not wasted on lost CO2.In this video we discuss how to build a do it yourself aquarium co2 reactor, bubble counter, diffuser and the best recipe to use to generate co2. Co2 is used in planted aquariums and when used will produced great results. Your plants will look larger, greener and they will be all around healthier. Plant's in an aquarium absorb co2 and convert it into oxygen during the day (when the lights are on). Please be advised that at night (when the lights are off), plants actually use oxygen instead of producing oxygen and no longer require co2.

The ingredients for this (1.89 litres bottle) recipe are:
-2 cups of sugar
-1/4 tsp of yeast
-1/2 tsp of baking soda
-then fill the bottle 3/4th's of the way full with water.

-Shake the contents with your hand over the lid and then attach the bottle to the system

The reaction will begin to occur within 24 hours. Once the reaction has started you will want to check your bubble counter that your mixture is producing about 1 bubble/second

The mixture typically needs to be replaced every 3-4 weeks. If you notice the bubble count has drastically dropped below 1 bubble/second feel free to shake the container.

*Warning* If you notice any fish bobbing near the surface it means they're probably gasping for air and that there is to much co2 in the aquarium. For smaller aquariums beware of this and if it should occur add a valve to reduce the bubble per second rate.