Do heavily planted tanks need CO2?
CO2 is arguably the most important element in the planted aquarium. It is required for respiration and growth by all aquatic plants, used in a process called photosynthesis. However, for a more successful planted aquarium, we always recommend injecting CO2. In low light aquariums, CO2 is not always necessary.
Is Bonsai good for aquarium?
All the bonsai trees meant for aquarium use are not real dead bonsai trees. Despite being man made, they are 100% aquarium safe and ready for use in your tank. By adding real, living aquarium plants to their branches, we create the closest thing to an actual living underwater tree.
How many hours CO2 planted tank?
Good levels of CO2 and lighting (don’t forget your fertilisers) = happy planted aquarium. By contrast, having your CO2 come on when your lights start up, you delay the growing process as it takes roughly 1 hour for CO2 levels to hit that perfect 30ppm level.
Can you give aquarium plants too much CO2?
CO2 can be added to the aquarium through the use of liquid fertilizer or a CO2 gas infusor kit. However, although your plants will certainly enjoy supercharged growth and increased depth of color if you feed them extra carbon dioxide, too much of the gas in the water is potentially toxic to your fish.
How much CO2 does a planted tank need?
Dennerle recommends a CO2 concentration in the aquarium of between 15 and 30 mg/litre – a value between 20 and 25 mg/litre is ideal. The dosage required for this CO2 concentration depends on various factors such as planting, water flow, surface/volume ratio etc.
Can I use Flourish Excel instead of CO2?
Flourish Excel cannot replace a traditional CO2 system. However, if it is dosed correctly, can be really effective growing aquarium plants. While this product contains very strong compounds (Glutaraldehyde), it can easily harm plants. DO NOT OVERDOSE!
Why is bonsai driftwood so expensive?
Driftwood isnt just dried out, it’s created by a cycle of wetting and drying over a long period of time. It’s only expensive because people are willing to pay for it- take a trip to the river and you can usually get some for free.
Can you root bonsai in water?
It is theoretically possible to grow underwater bonsai trees, or at least bonsai trees with their roots submerged in water rather than soil. This is called hydroponic growing, and it has been done successfully with bonsai trees.
Do plants need CO2 at night?
During daylight hours, plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen through photosynthesis, and at night only about half that carbon is then released through respiration.
Should I turn CO2 off at night?
Why do I need to switch off at night? At night plants don’t use CO2, they produce it. The levels of CO2 in the water could also reach toxic levels, resulting in a tank of suffocating fish by morning. Most experts recommend investing in a regulator with a night shut-off valve to turn the gas off overnight.
Does high CO2 cause algae?
Plant growth starts to flag when CO2 is lacking, however. Surplus nutrients are no longer consumed quickly enough. This is the chance for algae, as they need only the most minimal amounts of CO2.
Do air pumps add CO2 to water?
Disrupting the surface tension of your water (via air stone or any other method) helps to oxygenate your water, but also releases the CO2 you worked so hard to put into the water in the first place. So, using an air pump with an air stone at the same time as using CO2 would be counterproductive.