CO2 bottles and aquariums
Did you know that aquarium water almost always contains too little CO2? The aquatic plants in your aquarium absorb the small amount of residual CO2 that has not already been removed. There is usually far too little CO2 for your plants to thrive in optimal health. This is not a problem that occurs in nature where there's more than enough CO2. CO2 bottles are not needed there. Therefore, it is important to add extra CO2 to your water. This is what a CO2 set is for.
There are aquarium enthusiasts who think they're clever to ignore advice about CO2 bottles for their aquariums. Unfortunately we see such people in our online shop far too often. Two things that easily prove how important it is to have a good CO2 system are:
- Without a CO2 bottle and system, aquarium plants look unhealthy and pale.
- When insufficient attention is paid to the amount of CO2 in aquarium water, over time the water becomes dirty and cloudy.
So what are the obvious advantages of having a CO2 bottle for your aquarium?
- The plants in your aquarium look radiant and healthy.
- The fish swimming around in your aquarium do not show signs of ailments and appear fully healthy.
- There is no excessive algae growth in your aquarium.
How many CO2 bottles do I need for my aquarium?
Ultimately, there are several things that can help you decide how big a CO2 bottle you really need for your aquarium. Consider, for instance:
- How many plants there are in your aquarium.
- What plants are planted in your aquarium.
- The amount of other nutrients in your aquarium.
- The strength of the light above your aquarium.
According to the general rule, 30ppm (30 mg/l) CO2 is ideal for an aquarium. Depending on the other conditions, you can adjust the amount of CO2 in your tank.
Types of CO2 bottles
We sell various CO2 bottles in our online shop. The main difference between the bottles is the material they are made from, their volume and whether or not the bottles are refillable. It's also very easy and inexpensive to get your refillable bottles filled by us at the shop. You can also send your bottles back to us. We will then refill your CO2 bottles carefully and return them to you. The brand of your refillable bottles doesn't matter to us. The CO2 bottles that we sell for your aquarium come in different sizes. The bigger the bottle, the longer the contents will last. We have 500g and 750g CO2 bottles, as well as 6kg bottles. The bottle that suits your aquarium depends entirely on your needs and wants. Get in contact with us if you've got questions about this.
CO2 bottle accessories
As well as the CO2 bottle itself, it's also important to gather the right accessories. Consider, for instance:
- A high-pressure hose
- A bubble counter
- A glass diffuser
- A pressure regulator
- A Drop checker and drop liquid
You could also choose an entirely different system like a CO2 reactor. CO2 consumption is lower with a reactor and you have no distracting bubbles or diffusers in your aquarium. Do you want to be sure that you are ordering in all the supplies that you need? Then it might be a good idea to buy a complete aquascaper set. This way you can be confident that you'll be able to start work immediately.
You can rest assured that you'll find everything you need for your aquarium at aquascaper.be. Whether you are looking for the aquarium itself, or whether you're after the best substrate, lighting or plants. Our online shop is full of everything from the smallest accessories to the largest must-haves in the aquascaping world. Our online shop is open 24/7. This means you no longer need to traipse around lots of shops in the hope of finding all the aquascaping products you're after. You can simply find everything in one online shop. We test and try all our products for quality. This way you can be confident that you are going to set to work exclusively with very high quality materials. In the same way, we keep all our plants in a climate-controlled environment so that you don't need to worry about their quality. We are happy to help and it would be our pleasure to answer all your aquarium questions. Therefore, never hesitate to contact us!