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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:03 pm 
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i was considering planting my 8 gallon sphere now i am limited as to what i can and can't do ... as there is no flat bottom i could do floating or bunch plants.. is it necessary to add in co2 ? and has anyone had any experience with the nano diffusers currently for sale on ebay?>

http://cgi.ebay.com/Nano-Co2-Diffuser-f ... 240%3A1318

any ideas on how you would approach this?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:18 pm 
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Well, you'd need a CO2 source. You may already know this, but that's only a diffuser, it doesn't produce CO2. I'd use driftwood with anubias and mosses, beautiful, low light, and you wouldn't need the CO2.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:21 pm 
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i was going to build a yeast reactor instead of a co 2 tank..

i would like to do plants that are low to medium light..


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:19 am 
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Floating plants don't need CO2. I wouldn't bother adding CO2 in that tank - a sphere is not an ideal tank to try to set-up a fast-growing planted tank that would need regular pruning. I think a nice piece of driftwood in the center, like a trunk with branching roots, with java moss, java fern, anubias attached would look really nice. You could also try attaching riccia for something more demanding. If you want a groundcover of plants on the substrate, then you probably would need CO2. I've never used it, but many have had success with Flourish Excel, which is not too big an expense for a small tank.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:51 pm 
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Flourish Excel is great. What livestck were you thinking about?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:32 pm 
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its been so long since i had any plants that i dont' know where to start.. i have to think about what i am going to do..


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:50 pm 
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You'll get some ideas at the next auction. Lots of people to help you too.

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