EASY CARBO FOR IWAGUMI

myboyshay

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Not sure whether to put this here or ferts but I'm planning my next set up for my home move and I'm still a bit weary of CO2 injection.
Will dosing with EasyCarbo and TPN+ be OK for the following or will I have serious algae issues:

THE PLAN (TRUE IWAGUMI):
Opti white tank 60x30x35
Eheim Professional Thermo 2324 (700L/H) ADA lily pipes
ADA substrate
2x24W Arcadia Lighting
Mini Landscape Rock hardscape
A carpet of HC with no other plants
20 amano shrimp
8 otos
15-20 cardinals
50% water change weekly

Thanks in advance

Mark
 

myboyshay

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"what makes you weary of co2 injection?"

Thanks for the reply, I guess I just find it all a bit daunting, extra cost, equipment, correct amount of CO2 etc.

Mark!
 

samc

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in the long run it isnt that much to keep going and not as hard as it sounds, as long as you have a drop checker then you cant go wrong many people get regs off ebay with built in solenoid for about £50 and drop checkers are about £5 for a cheap one. a bottle would be £15 (from dan crawford) and would last you about 6 months for a tank your size and then you can get them refilled.

it may sound alot to start with but its pretty important when it comes to planted tanks.
george farmer did a tank with just easycarbo and had good results, but i think he went to co2 in the end.
it may become hard work with just easycarbo though ;)
 

squiggley

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Got to admit I was nervous about connecting the FE and pulling the trigger on 50bar(725psi) andthat coming from someone who regulary tests componants at 551 bar (8000psi).
 
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