Let the tap water sit before testing so CO2
gasses off. I waited a day. If the KH
and pH are around 3ppm, the KH
/pH chart will be useful. If not, you have to go by observation and maybe infer CO2
from pH drop.
I doubt the AquaClear is giving you full diffusion fwiw
, because I get better numbers with other methods. If you do not mind the noise and the numbers are good, it is all the reactor you need though.
Why not make the reactor tube vertical? You can shorten the tube like the Mini-Vortex if you want. Aquabotanic is apparently coming out with glass diffusors that start at $9 soon, btw
. Might be worth the wait.