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Co2 drop checker color check please

I'm not color blind. Well at least I do not think. Just having a hard time seeing if this is more green or too light in the yellow. Adjusting my co2 so any help is appreciated. Thanks.


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Co2 drop checker color check please

Anyone? Really trying to get my co2 dialed in today as I will be at work and cannot monitor my livestock closely.


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It looks light green to me. Blast some more CO2 if it turns darker green you're good. If yellow lower CO2.
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It looks light green to me. Blast some more CO2 if it turns darker green you're good. If yellow lower CO2.


But by blasting more co2 wouldn't it turn lighter?


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When mine goes that clear, it is very yellow. Did you add enough regeant? Can you show a pic without CO2 for a few hours so we can see how dark it is?
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When mine goes that clear, it is very yellow. Did you add enough regeant? Can you show a pic without CO2 for a few hours so we can see how dark it is?


Yes I added the solution that came with it which was the premade 4dkh solution and in fact changed it out yesterday after my water change.
I will move it over to my non co2 tank for a bit. Took it out and for sure looks yellow. Turning down co2


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Was also thinking the same as Attackturtle. Did you add enough regeant? It sure looks like you need to add more.
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Co2 drop checker color check please

What it looks like with fresh regent


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Co2 drop checker color check please

And in the tank with fresh regent. Seems is much easier to see the actual color out of the tank.


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Also took a ph/gh/kh test and am a bit concerned.
Kh 140ppm
Gh 230ppm
Ph 6.62


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Here's what I do, I used to have a drop checker and it doesn't react quick enough when you're trying to dial in co2. I use the co2 chart and monitor my ph until it's where I like it to be and then no more guessing. My kh is 5 so I know I would like my ph to be around 6.6-6.8 so i tested the ph without my co2 running and then tested about every half hour, at peak my ph never went below 6.6 now if it did I would have tweaked my co2 back a bit


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Based on my numbers does anyone know what my co2 ppm is? On road now.


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According to rotalabutterfly it's 56.4ppm (60G tank right?).
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Holy smokes. According to the calculator I have 58.8 ppm of co2. Not good at all.


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According to rotalabutterfly it's 56.4ppm (60G tank right?).


Yes. Would say 55 gallons of water give or take. I turned it back quite a bit. What was throwing me off was my ph was not dipping more than .5. But it's because my KH is high to find out. At least all my live stock is ok even all my shrimp and such.


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