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Old 04-01-2015, 02:38 PM   #1
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Advice please

Hey need some advice if anybody can help.

Ph-7.5
Ammonia -0mg/l
Nitrate- 10mg/l

I have just bought a co2 set up but not sure if I need it and what bubble count I should be running at. I was thinking about 2 or 3 every 10-12 seconds.

Any advice would be warmly welcomed.

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From memory I was at 1 or 2 bubbles per second before I bought a reactor. A drop checker is useful.

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Old 04-02-2015, 11:20 AM   #3
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Thx delapool. I did a test on KH and it is at 5 drops with my sera test kit.
So by looking at that chart from the link it says 6ppm
Is that correct?


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I Also have 1 big problem and that is i live in vietnam so that language barrier is a issue. My local Aquatic shop is good but asking for things and somethings I asked today like a co2 test kit will need to be ordered and that is 2 weeks.

They play things by trial and error over here

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Sounds right. The chart just assumes there are no other buffers or acids. Any acids from driftwood or phosphate buffers would muck it up for example.

I have a similar kh and starting ph. I run a ph controller that turns it off when ph gets down to 6.9 so it is kind of set and forget for me.

I have a drop checker as a just in case but the fish do fine with the ph changes and increased level of co2 in the water.
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I Also have 1 big problem and that is i live in vietnam so that language barrier is a issue. My local Aquatic shop is good but asking for things and somethings I asked today like a co2 test kit will need to be ordered and that is 2 weeks.

They play things by trial and error over here

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True, true. I've ordered a lot of stuff online now and generally had little trouble with stuff making it into Western Australia.
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Thx mate. Newbie at this and the only people to ask is on the Internet. So am I getting this right. 6 bubbles per minute is correct?

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Thx mate. Newbie at this and the only people to ask is on the Internet. So am I getting this right. 6 bubbles per minute is correct?

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Generally it is 1 to 3 bubbles per second - search on bps rates for c02.

I was at 2 bubbles per second (bps).

If fish start gasping at surface then reduce flow rate.
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Thank you very much for advice.

What do you have at the momment. Aquariam wise


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How did you count your bubbles per second?

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