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Old 01-31-2013, 07:54 PM   #31
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No a drop checker is an indicator that you fill with a solution (that reacts to the pH in you water) and 4 dkH. It basically turns color to give you a visual indication of how much actual co2 is being diffused into your water column. It's a VERY useful tool and one that I highly recommend, especially in DIY co2. It starts off blue, as co2 is being diffused in the water, it starts to turn green. Green is good, and is letting you know that you have enough co2 in the water. Yellow means you have too much co2 and could potentially nuke your livestock.

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What size tank are you using this DIY CO2 system in? It doesn't hurt to use Excel when there's not enough co2 in the water. If you have a larger tank, Excel is good to supplement the DIY co2 (which might not be enough on its own).
20H and will I need all 3 of these items from the links you sent?
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No just choose 1 of 2 drop checkers. I just linked two to choose from. The 4 dkh reference solution can either be made by you, which i felt I'd rather buy it to make things easier, or buy it. I bought the one i linked to and it works great.
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No just choose 1 of 2 drop checkers. I just linked two to choose from. The 4 dkh reference solution can either be made by you, which i felt I'd rather buy it to make things easier, or buy it. I bought the one i linked two and it works great.
okay awesome..
did you see my post above about dps being in sync?
And how would i make the solution if I wanted to try it?
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Well, I never seen them to be in sync really.. You'll just get bubbles coming out the diffuser when enough pressure has reached that point. But I guess what you see is what you get from your bubble counter in terms of bps.
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Well, I never seen them to be in sync really.. You'll just get bubbles coming out the diffuser when enough pressure has reached that point. But I guess what you see is what you get from your bubble counter in terms of bps.
At first it was being diffused every 2-5 seconds in the tank and was every second in bubble counter.....as of right now I am getting diffusion every second in tank and in bubble counter and fish are acting normal, for now....
If I wanted to try to make the 4 DKH solution, how would I do it?
To clarify, you have the U.P Aqua CO2 Indicator, right?
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Yes I'm using the UP Aqua co2 indicator.

There's a sticky in the planted forum here on how to make 4 dkh...

How to make a reference KH solution for CO2 measurement
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Yes I'm using the UP Aqua co2 indicator.

There's a sticky in the planted forum here on how to make 4 dkh...

How to make a reference KH solution for CO2 measurement
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