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Aquarium CO2 Systems

If you have a planted aquarium, you will want to investigate CO2 Systems. CO2 systems are a basic staple for heavily planted tanks, as the tanks require CO2 to survive. If you do not have fish, then you will have no creatures within the tank that produce this naturally, so you will need an artificial method of creating the required gas.

There are two primary types of CO2 systems. These are high pressure systems and low pressure systems. High pressure systems are the most common and the safest to use. By using a regulator on a canister of CO2, the system pushes CO2 into the aquarium water so your plants can photosynthesize. Low pressure systems try to control CO2 at a lower pressure, which has been proven to be less stable. On account of this, many stores no longer sell these systems, as they can be dangerous.

If you are looking to purchase CO2 systems, there are several things that you need to keep in mind. First, you will need to make certain that you have all of the parts you need. Some systems use different parts, which can affect the final costs of the overall system. On account of this, you will want to make certain that you have everything that you need in order to run the system safely.

Once you have purchased your CO2 Air systems and have had the time to install them, you will need to make certain that you have a place where you can fill the canisters once they are empty. While it usually takes quite a bit of time to empty one of the canisters, you will need to be able to fill the canisters or purchase new ones before the old one runs out so your plants will be able to photosynthesize. If you take the time and care to ensure you have a canister available at all times, you should be able to keep a beautiful planted aquarium with little hassle.

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