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15 ppm co2 goal

Fred13

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Hello!

In my upcoming tank I am going to inject co2 but in a different way from what I have used to do.
Low to med lightning intensity, lean dosing (aio divided per day) and only easy (maybe few med) plants. I will limit some elements to reduce maintenance and make this a little bit slower and budget-friendly in the long run. That would be great because I lack free time and I want a larger window of error.
That being said, I will aim for a stable co2 injection of 15 ppm instead of the usual 30ppm.
Since it's the first time that I am doing this, I need any useful advice about things that I should be careful of.

ps. The tank will be moderately planted up to 60%.

Thank you in advance,
Fred
 

Emil.

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Hi Fred. Unfortunately I can't offer any personal experience but I'd expect fine tuning 15ppm to face exactly the same challenges as 30ppm. My understanding is that the most important thing is to avoid CO2 fluctuations. You don't want to get the plants too excited at the beginning of photo period just to deprive them of co2 few moments later. I hope you'll create a journal for that tank, I'd be very interested to follow that project. Good luck!
 
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You will have more problems with less CO2 than you would with a higher amount. Personally I think I would just keep the light low and the CO2 high. Slow growing or not, now your only limiting factor is the light.
 

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