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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-10-2013, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Drop Checker

I'm new to pressurized co2, yesterday was the first day I ran my pressurized system..Thanks Bettatail, Oldpunk, Kevmo, and others! Anyhow I put a drop checker into the tank, fluid was blue, turned green, great right? No...Turns out it stayed green all night long. Do drop checkers normally change back to blue overnight? I know I had to off gas all the co2 in the tank, I pointed my powerhead upright so the ripple was huge. I know plants and the critters in the tank were producing co2 all night but I wouldn't think that would cause the drop checker to stay green.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-10-2013, 02:58 PM
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mine has been running all night and off durring the days mines been off since 6am today and its still green now and was a little less than lime green the ph goes from 8 to 6.9 its now at 7.6 so its almost to 8 lots to do with soft water gh and kh I run bubbles and powerhead durring the day and only co2 and the powerhead and obvously the main filter for circulation. .. my dc is still nice green its 10 am here it will hit blue later around 12 or 1 .. today
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