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Using Co2 to grow plants

This is a discussion on Using Co2 to grow plants within the Newt and Salamander Help forums, part of the Beginner Newt, Salamander, Axolotl & Help Topics category; Im wondering if having co2 pump into a tank with newts or other amphibians is harmful? I grow alot of ...

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Im wondering if having co2 pump into a tank with newts or other amphibians is harmful? I grow alot of my tanks with co2 for fish. I did have 1 newt in a tank where I was running co2 but removed him after 3 days. I was using it as a isolation tank. Couldnt find anything around about this, it really makes plants grow well and very lush.
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I can think of two things you would want to concider with running CO2 in an amphibian setup.

1. Available oxygen. This is a concideration with fish as well, but something to concider is the increased body mass of the amphibian. I would be concerned about the animal getting enough air if it is fully aquatic. So check on the species. Usually amphibians like a high O2 content in the water.

2. pH. The pH in a planted tank is typically low. I know some amphibians don't like overly low pH.

Otherwise, I don't see how it would be an issue.
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