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Discussion in 'Planted Chit Chat' started by ~T~, Feb 9, 2007.

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    Could I grow some of this in a wee glass fish bowl on my front window do you think?I would use florabase as a substrate.
     
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    According to the tropica website, both the Eleocharis they do will be ok down to 15C so as long as its in a warmish room I would think the temp wouldn't matter.

    Sam
     
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    Cheers man, in my search for info I found a site that says it grows native in Scotland.I just couldnt find the site again to make sure.Would I get much growth without CO2? It would be on a front window so would get direct sunlight and be planted in florabase.
     
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    MHunt I think therefore I shouldn't

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    You could use CO2 tablets, cheaper than pressurised, and less messy than yeast. PFK used one on their demo subscription tank. Probably give a better dose than anything else for a small tank too.
     
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    See there wont be any fish in there so I wont worry about overdosing the CO2.I have sera CO2 tablets, would these be of use and if so its not just a case of dropping them in is it?
     
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    I think it was the sera tablets they used in pfk. They had a plastic diffuser that stuck to the side of the tank. I guess you'd just have to look at the instructions as to the dosage and useage. But like you say if you have no fish, then ODing on CO2 wouldn't be a problem.
     
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    The sera kits are pretty useless IMHO, if you miss a day/tablet there will be no CO2 in the tank which isnt a good idea at all. The diffusion rate is also probably pretty low so I doubt if you'll get 30ppm, let alone OD the stuff. This is why most people use yeast, by far the most effective for the money :)

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