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    Default Re: Co2 high tech tank with discus

    The only way to safely do it is with a solenoid valve on the CO2 tank hooked up to a controller. You set the controller on the desired pH and if it dips below the pH the Co2 solenoid shuts the CO2 off.

    Discus are easy if you maintain absolute stability. Little variations can set off a cascade of no return.
    My tank is planted and I use controllable LED lighting. Lots of lovely plants and growth without CO2 injection.
    And my tank is always 30c - so you arent limited to Amazon biotype plants

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    I thought I would post an update on this tank. I've been running this tank for almost month now with the controller. So far so good I've been able to keep the ph 7.2 and I've reduced the light intensity by 30 percent. the temp is sitting at 29.5C. The plants are still showing good growth. The current tank inhabitants also show no change in behavior. I believe the conditions in this tank are as good as it's going to get for discus.

    I am planning to add them to the tank soon.

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    Default Re: Co2 high tech tank with discus

    Little variations can set off a cascade of no return.My tank is planted and I use controllable LED lighting. Lots of lovely plants and growth without CO2 injection.

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    Default Re: Co2 high tech tank with discus

    I’m also against co2. But glad to see you trying it and wish you the best of luck. For me the co2 changing the ph doesn’t work for me. My tank is also planted. I’m currently growing 20 different type of plants in my tank. The plus to co2 would be if you plan carpeting plants. I would not recommend carpeting plants because of the vacuuming you will be doing. Have to keep the tank and substrate clean.

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    Default Re: Co2 high tech tank with discus

    Quote Originally Posted by planter View Post
    I thought I would post an update on this tank. I've been running this tank for almost month now with the controller. So far so good I've been able to keep the ph 7.2 and I've reduced the light intensity by 30 percent. the temp is sitting at 29.5C. The plants are still showing mouse clicker good growth. The current tank inhabitants also show no change in behavior. I believe the conditions in this tank are as good as it's going to get for discus.

    I am planning to add them to the tank soon.
    Little variations can set off a cascade of no return.
    My tank is planted and I use controllable LED lighting.

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