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post #31 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 07:07 PM
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Definately up the co2. I hardly ever measure ph but when I did, I was close to a 1.2-1.4 point drop. Your dc should be a solid green at startup than your 5hr pic. It's hard to tell but I can still see a blue tinge in that pic. My dc is usually a light green at startup and almost yellow at the end. I use a 5dkh(sold as 4 but was 5 when I tested) so I actually have more co2 than the same colors using 4dkh. Green using 5dkh is around 45ppm and yellow is 60ppm+ so I have quite a bit of co2 going into my tank. I do have lots of surface agitation though to compensate.

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post #32 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Right now I am changing as few variables at a time.
I have the apex automatically dosing my ferts M, W, and F.

I am doing a nice water change weekly. Not 50 % though.
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