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Old 02-02-2012, 11:30 PM   #1
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co2 and plant help

who have used this drop checker??CO2 Indicator
i have it set up but dont know if it is accurate because i am at like 4 bps and it is still in the blue...
also i have a 55g tank. co2 with milwakke regulater.... i have gbr/angels/bolivian and cardinals... what is a good kh and gh to maintain..

Also my ph moves from 6.6 in the morning and 6.4 in the evening,, is that normal?
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:53 AM   #2
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How are you diffusing? I usually recommend using 4 dKH solution and low range pH test kit and not the stuff that comes with the test kits.

Also, as a rule of thumb, don't fiddle with your water parameters more than you have to. Your fish will acclimate to your tap water if you let them.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:01 AM   #3
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for now i am diffusing through an air stone because i bought a glass diffuser and i dropped it so the neck broke off. i bought the ista reactor from dr foster and smith and it is junk cant get it to work so now i am collecting money to get one if these
Atomic Inline CO2 Diffuser 16/22mm | Green Leaf Aquariums...
I am using the bottle solution that came with the test kit. i do not have a low ph test kit. just reg and high range..
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You can DIY an inline reactor for much cheaper.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:25 AM   #5
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i was looking into that
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