AquaGro CO2 Kit?

Discussion in 'Carbon Dioxide (CO2)' started by ScottYalloP, 31 Jul 2009.

  1. ScottYalloP

    ScottYalloP Member

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    Ive just seen the AquaGro CO2 kit on practical fish keeping.
    i found it for just £10 and was tempted to buy one but are they any good?
    Any one used them before?
    I found it here:http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/pfk/pages/item.php?news=1984
     
  2. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    There are a few similar products to this one, like the optimat one. Try a forum search and you'll quickly see what people think of them ;)

    The biggest problem with these systems is that there is no way of controlling the amount of CO2 added to the tank and if you are not there to refill the chamber the tank could be without co2 for a while, which is likely to lead algae. The refills ain't cheap either.

    If it were me I'd get a nutrafin yeast based system and use a DIY mix -

    1/2 teaspoon of bakers yeast
    fill to first 'fin' with sugar
    fill to second 'fin' with lukewarm water
    Change weekly.

    Simple.

    Sam

    EDIT - I assume its for a small tank?
     
  3. ScottYalloP

    ScottYalloP Member

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    Its for a 21 gallon tank. i think il stick with because im on budget being a student as well.
     
  4. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Unfortunately that kit is going to be next to useless on a 21g tank. Even yeast you'd probably need two or three kits. Initial outlay is expensive, but a pressurised system would be better.

    But sounds like you've not got the money to spend.

    What made you think you needed CO2?

    Sam
     
  5. ScottYalloP

    ScottYalloP Member

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    Im currently trying to create a HC Cover in the tank.
     
  6. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Have you got the light to match? An HC carpet really needs mid to high light.

    Sam
     
  7. bumcrumb

    bumcrumb Member

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    hi
    how did you find the tmc aquagro up till now? is it worth using?
    i have just dosed my first lot today with the same one, fingers crossed it should be ok. o_O
     

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