Today I rigged my c02 to turn on 2 hours before the lights, and shut off a few before lights out, hoping that the early start would give the plants the advantage as soon as the lights turn on. I also turned it up a little as the rate seemed low. . . which was a bad idea. My current c02 rig consists of a atomizer leading into a rex reactor, the result is very little mist into the tank. Superior diffusion. I need to get a bubble counter, as I don't rely on the drop checker anymore.
Well, when I arrived home at 11:30 the lights were still on ... an hour and a half after the lights should of been out, however the c02 appeared to have shut off around 8 as I set it to. Oddly enough the tank looked super gassed, all the plants pearling far to much . The shrimp were all frozen, not moving, but not on their sides.
I feel terrible.... the air stone is running and they are moving now but still . . . I need to move my cherry shrimp population to a stable non-c02 no fert tank before some mishap kills them off!