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CO2 is ruining my life....

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by clearwater, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. clearwater

    clearwater Junior Poster

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    Hello. Im a new member but old to the fish business...
    There is an issue occuring in my 37 gl that has me perplexed. CO2 is flowing but its not bonding with the tank water.
    Never dealt with this before and am hoping I am too close to see the 'simple problem'.
    Stats:
    37 gallon tank
    Heavily planted w/annubias, val, annach, several larger flowing plants, crypts and ferns
    DIY CO2 generating 4-5 bps
    Co2 is released into the intake of a MaxiJet 900 250gph ph and travels directly to a Via Aqua chem reactor, the bottom of which is three inches of ceramic bio cylinders...the solution is then sent to the bottom of the tank where it is released through a flow diffuser....there are many fine bubbles inside of the reactor and many more being released into the water column but the pH has not moved from 7.5/7.8. Any ideas?
     
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    ibanezfrelon Guru Class Expert

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    probably your test kit is wrong.
    what is your kh? Do you have your distributor's results?
     
  3. clearwater

    clearwater Junior Poster

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    I have verified the results w/3 different solutions....
    The pH has crept down, very close to neutral now..
    Still, though, the creep has taken three days to get down....
     
  4. clearwater

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    Seven days for the pH to reach neutral...3pbs...highly efficient reactor......I feel like th pH is being forced down and could rebound any second...using chemi-pure and purigen as usual and none of them are 'fresh'...minimal surface agitation and no chemicals except for sechem flourish...all residents are happy and healthy...
     
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