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Overdosing CO2?

Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by Ian H, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. Ian H

    Ian H Guru Class Expert

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    I've just got an API KH test kit and used it to test my temporary hardness..........The result was 10 degrees. This was a bit of a shock as my KH is normally much lower. I re-tested with my Interpet kit and got a value of 5.

    I tested my tapwater and got 3 on the API and 1.5 (on a 10cc/2 basis) on the Interpet. It's quite soft water here. I decided to add 1tsp of bicarb to 17.2 litres of tapwater which I estimated should give me 13 degrees in total on the API test, ( I based my calculations on a value of 1.1tsp in 50 US gals giving 1 degree hardness) Could you check my figures here please Tom or Greg?

    I got a result of 15 (API) and 8 (Interpet). I considered the API to be the more accurate.

    This has left me with a bit of a problem as my PH is between 6.6 and 6.8 and a calculated CO2 level of between 48 and 75 ppm..too high. I've reduced the bubble count to 1 every 2 secs and intend to do a 25% water change to reduce the carbonate levels. By the way the fish are OK.

    Just a warning to all I suppose, my CO2 strategy was based on a KH result that was wildly inaccurate.

    Ian
     
  2. Paul

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    Re: Overdosing CO2?

    I might be wrong, but do you think changing the water stats like that would add c02?
     
  3. Ian H

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    Re: Overdosing CO2?

    No Paul, my current objective is to reduce CO2 and Carbonates.

    Ian
     
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