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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-14-2013, 05:40 PM
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THIS.

I built a monster 3" pipe, 18" long....

And I get ZERO bubbles, even when my CO2 is CRANKED....
Alternatively you can create a bypass. That's what I'm doing for my FX5 since it puts out so much flow

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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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I've ran into another problem my co2 is reading green with blue up the side and on the bottom but if I turn it up anymore my fish gasp at the top. I use 4dkh solution with 3 drops of low ph solution. Maybe a faulty drop checker or the drop checker isn't letting enough gas in?
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I've ran into another problem my co2 is reading green with blue up the side and on the bottom but if I turn it up anymore my fish gasp at the top. I use 4dkh solution with 3 drops of low ph solution. Maybe a faulty drop checker or the drop checker isn't letting enough gas in?
Surface agitation is your friend. Your fish are probably suffering from lack of O2. Increasing surface agitation will increase your O2 levels. Any degassing of CO2 can be easily compensated for by increasing your bubble count. High O2 and CO2 levels aren't mutually exclusive. Both can be maintained.
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Surface agitation is your friend. Your fish are probably suffering from lack of O2. Increasing surface agitation will increase your O2 levels. Any degassing of CO2 can be easily compensated for by increasing your bubble count. High O2 and CO2 levels aren't mutually exclusive. Both can be maintained.
I added an aerator to be on for 18 hours while the lights are off and now the fish are doing fine thanks for the help
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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-18-2013, 02:10 AM Thread Starter
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I just bought a PVC pipe that's 2 inches in diameter. Hopefully it'll work with my canister that puts out 264 gph.
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post #21 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Finally finished the reactor made of 2 inch pvc and a total of 27 inches tall. My co2 is set at 2 bps and the drop checker is lime green. Way better efficiency then my inline diffuser.
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