|05-25-2004 07:27 PM|
well, according to the simplified calcs, I have around 72ppm CO2. My fish seem perfectly healthy
One thing to consider is that the spread sheets are best case scenario meaning that all protons (H+) comes from carbonic acid. If you have any other source of protons such as tannic or humic acids,..like from driftwoods or peat...then the CO2 table OVERPREDICTS CO2 levels.
I really doubt that many people really have the CO2 levels they think they have (if just using the KH/PH table).
|05-25-2004 06:19 AM|
|ninoboy||All my tanks have 30-35ppm CO2 level and have no problems so far|
|05-23-2004 07:08 PM|
Ah, the reason why I'm asking. I have pretty good results so far at about 17, and I don't know if one bottle of DIY will get me to 30. My reactor can handle the current load, but I'm thinking if I add another bottle, it will push larger bubbles out of the bottom of the gravel vac tube.
|05-23-2004 03:49 PM|
|wellbiz||I run mine at 30ppm.... No problems|
|05-23-2004 03:31 PM|
|Verminaard||I keep mine rather high at 35PPM-(pressurized) Never had any problems......|
|05-23-2004 04:01 AM|
|trenac||My C02 is kept at 22ppm with DIY setup.|
|05-23-2004 02:26 AM|
|Overfloater||I've been running it this high for 2 years now without issue. I have seen others post with numbers this high and they have had similar experiences.|
|05-23-2004 02:14 AM|
Please understand I am not picking on you floater, I am just looking to sleep better with my tank because I do like my fish too. Thanks
|05-22-2004 11:18 PM|
|Wö£fëñxXx||30 ppm with DIY and an inline reactor... no complaints.|
|05-22-2004 11:10 PM|
|Overfloater||I run 31 ppm via a pressurized setup with a homeade reactor. I find I get stronger plant growth and less algae with around 30 ppm of CO2. And of course it's no danger to fish.|
|05-22-2004 05:24 PM|
What is your CO2 ppm?
I was just wondering what everyone else has as their CO2 ppm? I have a pretty good working DIY reactor (reverse flow powerhead) with my DIY yeast. Using Chuck's calculator I have 18 ppm CO2 (pH7, kH 6). All of my plants pearl in the evening (Hygos, Anubias, etc). Just wanted to know if I should try to "bump" it up more or keep it as it is.