The ratio of the ppm of CO2 for water with no CO2 added, to water with CO2 added, is 10 raised to the change in pH power. So, 10 to the 1.6 power is 40. That would mean you have about 40X 2-3ppm, or 80-120 ppm in the aquarium. I still doubt that you have anywhere near that amount.
Not to sound like a smart ass but why? Im interested in why all these calculations are off
I see people claim 60ppm all the time on here. I would think I could prolly hit 80.
My fish selction:
Axolotl-can breath at the surface
And otos- not sure if they can breath atmosphere air?? They show distress signs from high co2 first..
Dont fish build up a slight tolerance to co2?? Or is 80ppm too much even with a tolerance? ?
And finally what would u guess my co2 to be with the information I can provide?
Drop checker: yellow all day. Light green by time co2 comes back on.
Ph drop from 7.8 to 6.2 during photoperiod.
No driftwood. Just plants sand and flourite substrate. I dose scaled back ei because low plant biomass right now if that makes a diff. Minimal surface agitation. . Always a film at surface at end of co2 cycle.
I was thinking about making some indicator solution for my drop chacker and aiming for 60ppm.. gotta get some distillled water.