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HC isnot pearling!?!? please help...

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by kakkoii, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. kakkoii

    kakkoii Junior Poster

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    MY HC isn't pearling. :confused: can anyone help me??????

    Light: 4 wpg
    drop checker: yellow
    PH: 6.4
    KH: 3/4
    Fertz: Pferts p,m,n,k.
    CO2: yeast bottle, 0.7 BPS. Jap. diffusers.


    Regards,
    Drew B.
     
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    VaughnH Lifetime Charter Member
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    DIY CO2 is not as "productive" as pressurized, and unless you have a pretty small tank, that .7 bbs is not much CO2. Do you have 4 dKH distilled or deionized water in the drop checker? How big is the aquarium?
     
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    kakkoii Junior Poster

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    well, the tank size is 10 gallons and the directions on the drop checker say to use tank water. Maybe this is the reason. :confused:
     
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    VaughnH Lifetime Charter Member
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    Yes, the use of tank water makes the drop checker just a tank water pH indicator. You need to use the 4 dKH distilled or deionized water in it. You can get by ok by making your own 4 dKH water, using grocery story distilled water, and baking soda. Use your KH test kit while mixing, diluting, diluting again, starting over, etc. until you finally have 4 dKH water. It doesn't have to be exactly 4 dKH - 3.6 dKH or 4.4 dKH give just about as good a result.
     
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    THANX!!!!!!!!!!! I appreciate it!!!!:D:)
     
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