how many people run co2 24/7

Discussion in 'Carbon Dioxide (CO2)' started by naz, 20 Dec 2009.

  1. naz

    naz Member

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    hello forum..just out of interest how many people are running there co2 24/7,on large and small tank,and do you think there is any benefits...
     
  2. CeeJay

    CeeJay Member

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    Hi naz

    I know a few people do around here, but I'm not one of them :lol:.
    My philosophy is that plants cannot utilise CO2 in the dark, therefore I turn mine off overnight and get twice as long out of my cylinder :D .
    Others even have an air pump on at night or raise their lily pipes to increase surface agitation.
    I have spent many hours sorting out my flow and distribution on a 180l and now I don't have to do either :lol: .
    I'm sure someone who runs 24/7 will be along soon to advise you of the advantages.
    The key is to get your CO2 levels back up to the correct levels before lights on ;).

    Chris.
     
  3. andyh

    andyh Member

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    I second chris!
     
  4. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    I run mine 24/7, as i personally think a soleoid is just anyother thing that could go wrong. But then again I use a massive pub cylider which lasts me moths any way!!!!

    Sam
     
  5. AdAndrews

    AdAndrews Member

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    I now run co2 24/7 on my 35litre, it seems to make everything more stable, but non the less im still having problems with various algae...
     
  6. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    There is an argument for turning the co2 off at nigh to give the fish a rest of it.

    Sam
     
  7. ashpitt

    ashpitt Newly Registered

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    I run mine 24/7 using FE tank at 2 BPS for almost 9 months straight. Still going on and might need a refill in a month or two. No issues of ODing my fish and my DC always indicating limegreen. It kinda waste during non photoperiod but CO2 refill is cheap. :)

    Regards
     

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