I finally got my CO2
indicator. I turned green within an hour of installing it. According to the chart that means I have adequat CO2
. I feed the line into an extra power head I had, right into the intake. I put an artificial sea sponge on the outtake pipe and I am getting really fine bubbles. Plus the sponge cav8t8es are holding onto some of the CO2
. I have the power head hooked up to a timer. I haven't been shutting it off at night because I got lazy. When the power head is off the CO2
just releases into the tank in large bubbles every 5-10 minutes or so. CO2
production drops at night because my room gets cool.
I am getting PH swings though. My Ph has dropped so low at times that my fish start acting funny. They fall over to their side and flop around. I immediately add a pinch of baking soda and it goes back up to 6.6 or so. I have added seashells, freshwater clam shells, and eggshells to try and buffer it. I cannot find coral in my area and it is too expensive to order it online with the shipping it would cost me around $50. I am going to look for some limestone. Living in Ky it shouldn't be to hard to find. Do I need Kh
test kit to figure out how much I need to buffer it?