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Old 06-22-2013, 11:53 PM   #1 
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This is just a theory and I have not, nor will I do this.

So I've been reading up on tanks with live plants, and many people inject CO2. As you all know, fish also need Oxygen in the water. So today, I was thinking about fish as I almost always do now, and I decided I was thirsty, so I got a sweet tea from McDonald's. While sipping through my straw, an idea came to me.

You could take a drinking straw and blow bubbles into your tank. This would put CO2 and O2 into the water. I also thought that you might contaminate the water with bacteria in your mouth via saliva, but I am sure there are ways to prevent contamination.

Please note, that this is just a random thought. I do not think this is practical, but I thought people on here would get a nice chuckle out of it like I did. Please share any thoughts, comments, suggestions, and improvements bellow.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:58 AM   #2 
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Well that would work in theory.
but are you gonna stand there all day to keep co2 at a steady level of howevermany ppm needesto sustain plants? How would you diffuse the co2? Bubbles through a drinking straw would be large and just float to the top and pop, rather than being dissolved in the water column to benefit the plants.
It's fun to speculate. I do it all the time too. Lol
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:02 AM   #3 
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It would increase o2 to a degree but it probably wouldn't do a ton to co2 levels. Co2 is much more concentrated in co2 systems meant for aquariums. A much easier way is to just install a simple DIY co2 system if you feel it is necessary. Doing it probably wouldn't do any harm, though.

Believe me, I wonder about random things like this all the time.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:04 AM   #4 
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I just thought it was funny, so I decided to share it with you. I suppose you could blow really slowly or use a coffee straw to get the bubbles small enough to dissolve.
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