Do you use CO2 as your plants require it or to boost growth?

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Do you use CO2 as your plants require it or to boost growth?

Post by Avery » August 4th, 2019, 11:01 pm

There is a somewhat medium sized list of aquarium plants that do require CO2 depending on the amount of fertilizers, lighting, and depth of the plants inside of the aquarium. To combat that, CO2 allows for plants to use the one gas that is required for them to consume (either due to too many plants in the aquarium, not enough of a gas exchange to happen to convert out the oxygen, or just generally low CO2 inside of the water itself) which allows for plants that wouldn't normally grow inside of the tank normally, to be able to thrive. As the subject states, do you use CO2 in order to allow for your plants to live, or do you use it to boost growth in tanks that plants could live but have slow growth?