Disposable Co2- Are they really that bad?!

Discussion in 'Carbon Dioxide (CO2)' started by 0705930116, 8 Mar 2010.

  1. 0705930116

    0705930116 Member

    3 Mar 2010
    Just about to put an order in at aquaessentials and under there co2 section i noticed they have disposable Co2 options:
    The Tetra Optimat and the TMC Aquagrow Co2 Kits.
    Both relatively cheap. Did a quick google search and on Oliver Knotts website he seems so use the Tetra Optimat on his nano set up and it looks really good. Did a quick post search on here and the main thought on these are they suck? Do they?

    My Set up: 16ltr glass fishtank, 11w light, Colombo flora base subsrate and use TPN+ as my fert. I am planting some crypts, pogostemon helferi and maybe some marsilea. So fairly low tech.

    Is Co2 essential in this set up or can i save some money and avoid it?
  2. hogan53

    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

    14 Dec 2008
    Hemel Hempstead
    I would purchase Easycarb as a source of Carbon for your plants.AE do a similar product.
  3. Ajm200

    Ajm200 Member

    19 Feb 2010
    I had the aquagrow on my 60 l tank. Didn't think much of it as it was difficult to get the water flow right to empty the diffuser despite almost 20x flow (two internal filters rated at 550 l/h) Somedays it worked better than others but it was difficult to keep the co2 indicator consistently green. Went back to DIY yeast solution in the end.

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