Heres a good story for you guys..
Three weeks ago, I purchased some plants that had algae and added it to my tank. Little did I know, I was introducing thread algae to my tank. Well when I got them, I raised the co2 a tiny bit. My regulator is top notch and has an ideal needle valve, known for its pinpoint accuracy and ability to keep a consistent bubble rate. The bubble counter attached is a JBJ brass style bubble counter.
Well all the liquid from the bubble counter had evaporated and I had no idea what my bubbles per second was but since I had an great needle valve, I thought nothing of it.
Fast forward a few days and the thread algae got worse. Every day, I'd have to manually remove strands of it and every day, I raised the bps. It got worse every day and I continued to raise the bubble count little by little. I also noticed my plants weren't growing as fast and I though it had something to do with my algae problem.
We'll guess what? It turns out I was LOWERING my co2 output everyday instead of raising it. I didn't know because like I said earlier, the liquid from the bubble counter was all gone. So my plants stopped growing and my algae problem got worse.
Stupidest thing I've ever done. Hopefully after figuring out my mistake, i can get rid of all the thread algae for good. It's barely noticeable since it's so thin but it bugs the hell out of me. Apparently my memory is so bad that I can't even remember which way to turn the needle valve. Lol
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