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03-06-2013 03:05 AM
latchdan At 11:30 ph was 6.4 at 3:00pm looked a little lower and at 6pm was st 6.4. Co2 is off at 4. kh is 5. So I think I'm good if not too high
03-05-2013 09:45 PM
latchdan
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Maybe you need to increase your bubble count? What is it at currently?
Don't have a bubble counter
03-05-2013 08:52 PM
leonardcarlson Maybe you need to increase your bubble count? What is it at currently?
03-05-2013 07:02 PM
DarkCobra Right before CO2 turns on, do a pH test. After CO2 turns on and the drop checker stabilizes at the final color, do another. Remember the colors/readings.

Then you can do a pH test any time you want to get a relative (and unlike the drop checker, instantaneous) idea of how fast the CO2 rises and falls in your tank, and whether you need to turn on the CO2 earlier.
03-05-2013 06:51 PM
latchdan I have lots of brown hairy algae
03-05-2013 06:47 PM
dafil
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I have my Co2 turn on 2 hours before lights turn on and my drop checker is a dark green. Lights turn on at 11am, by 1 or 2pm the drop checker is light green and by 3pm its yellow. Is my co2 gradually increasing or does the drop checker just take that long to register the readings. Should I have it running more then 2 hours before? I'm using a Cerge's style of reactor with canister filter.

Here is the pic I took yesterday when it was yellow.
Is there any problems with your plants?
03-05-2013 06:21 PM
Zorfox It can take up to 4 hours for the color to reflect accurately.
03-05-2013 06:11 PM
latchdan
Drop Checker Color

I have my Co2 turn on 2 hours before lights turn on and my drop checker is a dark green. Lights turn on at 11am, by 1 or 2pm the drop checker is light green and by 3pm its yellow. Is my co2 gradually increasing or does the drop checker just take that long to register the readings. Should I have it running more then 2 hours before? I'm using a Cerge's style of reactor with canister filter.

Here is the pic I took yesterday when it was yellow.

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