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    I know that some people that grow aquatic plants inject co2 into the water.

    Would having co2 intro duced into a sealed terrarium benefit the plants at all?

    I use a tropic air humidifier and was thinking of splicing another line inbetween the air pump and the airstone. So the CO2 would be forced in along with the humid air. I could easily just run an extra line from this 10lbs co2 bottle I have thats owering my CA reactor.

    But if co2 isn't really that beneficial I guess it wouldn't be worth the trouble huh....
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    CO2 is benefical to all CP's and plants of course. With out CO2 I am sure their growth would be much reduced. I liked the setup I had, but it spilled and the whole terrarium went sour with vinegar and baking soda....not a pleasant small or sight so be wary of what you do! I have done it on several occasions but setting off a container full of vinegar and throwing in baking soda a litle at a time which releases CO2 in the greenhouse.

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    hmm that sounds messy....lol.

    I think I'll try the set up I have in mind.

    How much is too muc co2?
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    I don't think too much CO2 levels would be a concern, except at night. Photosynthesis is reversed and the plant breathe like us rather than with the sun to have the Photosynthetic reactiosn going. At night the only cycle running is the Krebs cycle which requires O2 so if you had high levels of C02 at night, it could be one heck of a negative effect.

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    cool, thanks for the info, I'll be sure to turn the co2 off at night...
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    How come every time I mention the idea of memorizing the Krebs cycle to one of our biology major forum members I don't get much of a response? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img]

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    I use Co2 and noticed a huge difference. I use 2cups of sugar and 2 teaspoons of yeast in a 2litre bottle. I drilled a hole in the cap and it slow releases in the aquarium. The bottle is actually in the aq., its a pretty big terrarium. The bottle needs revitalization every 2 weeks.


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