The Planted Tank Forum - Reply to Topic
Thread: timer verses ph monitoring Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
11-14-2012 03:18 PM
Hank91 understood, thank you
11-14-2012 02:52 PM
somewhatshocked Turning CO2 on 40 minutes before lights on = allows CO2 sat to build up so plants can take advantage of lighting/ferts/CO2.

Turning it off 40min before lights off = allows most of the CO2 to be used up before everything goes dark.

Times vary and so will your mileage. Just have to find the sweet spot.

Timers = a lot cheaper than a pH monitor.
11-14-2012 02:13 PM
Hank91 you turn co2 ON 40 minutes b4 lights and turn co2 off 40 minutes after lights ??
11-14-2012 02:00 PM
mistergreen Timer works fine for me. You have to fiddle with bubble rate. I turn the co 2 40 minutes before the lights.
11-14-2012 12:54 PM
timer verses ph monitoring

Im starting a "high-tech" tank and im not sure what is best route to take with regards to co2 supplementation. Is it better to run co2 on a timer and shut it down at night or to have supplementation connected to Ph monitoring system?

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome