- Jun 6, 2021
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- Hollywood, FL
- Hardiness Zone
Well, I fed the lillies and the easy to reach plants. I'll keep adding more. I had thought that lots of fish would help. I have more fish. Pushing on the fertilizer front.Sounds like your plants are starving. Your friend is right about CO2 in an aquarium. But in an aquarium it is not simply injecting CO2, and 'bing' you get luscious growth. A soda CO2 system you describe will never have enough output to make any difference in your pond unless your water volume is less than say, 20-gallons or so. The lilies can enjoy unlimited C02 once they break the water's surface. The path to success is what the others above have stated. Feed your plants. Your swords need to be planted in very shallow water and they will grow emersed, again receiving unlimited C02. Swords are real nutrient hogs. If you can make it happen, plant your swords in plant-specific substrate and fertilize them. Finally, please send some of your warm weather north!
I'll probably see if I can hook up the CO2 thingy, because it was an interesting project. But I appreciate from here that it was probably a waste of money and won't make a difference, at least not a large one.