Originally Posted by ejiujiu
I attached a homemade Co2
system to help the plants (soda bottle and tubing) and I use baking soda to raise the pH.
Most likely you have had some serious swings in the PH
due to your recent changes. CO2
and the baking soda will actually spike the PH
up to or over 10 before it settles. CO2
can be an effective method to stimulate macro algae growth in SW
aquaria but it must be balanced with the additions of your PH
control, not up and down wildy. What is the bubble rate from the CO2
Have you also been monitoring the PH
and alkalinity when doing these changes?
Snails as with most sensitive inverts are very adversely affected by these types of uncontrolled changes.