How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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Center Experiment #2: Setup Directions


Setup Directions

Real-Time Results

Final Results


Our second experiment again employs the common Devil's Ivy or Golden Pothos (Scindapsus aureus) plant; but it does so within a much less expensive experimental setting than our first experiment.

The following materials are needed for this experiment: twenty-four 3-liter plastic soda pop bottles, twelve 0.5-liter plastic water bottles, 50 pounds of natural aquarium gravel, four 30-inch strip-lights containing standard 20-watt fluorescent light bulbs, twelve feet of silicone air tubing, a 1-foot by 3-foot piece of black felt material, one Pothos plant from which twelve good leaves can be obtained, a role of 2-inch wide clear cellophane tape, and six Tetra (or three LaMotte) CO2 test kits.  The total cost of these materials should be about $220.

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