Using pearling to counteract high CO2?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Fertilizers and Water Parameters


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-06-2013, 05:55 PM   #1
gus6464
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,062
Default

Using pearling to counteract high CO2?


Since installing my new light I have cranked up the CO2 didn't really dial it down to drop checker was showing bright yellow. I thought my fish would be gassed but I have been seeing nothing of the sort. I did a trim on my stem plants so when they are pearling heavily they are releasing a stream of O2 bubbles that fill the entire tank. Is this release of O2 enough that it's counteracting the CO2?

This is what the O2 stream looks like and it's happening all over the tank.


The plants in the video are getting about 600 PAR.
gus6464 is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-06-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
jpappy789
Wannabe Guru
 
jpappy789's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 1,045
Default

I do believe that under conditions we see in aquariums, O2 and CO2 concentrations remain independent. If that is the case, I wouldn't worry about the pearling affecting your CO2, in fact, it's a very good sign that your plants are making use of it.
__________________
jpappy789 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 06:51 PM   #3
gus6464
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,062
Default

Yeah I am trying to figure out if I should dial down the CO2 or just leave as-is since everyone is happy.
gus6464 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 09:16 PM   #4
TexasCichlid
Surrounded by Blyxa
 
TexasCichlid's Avatar
 
PTrader: (27/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,504
Default

Just watch your fish. A yellow drop checker is just the beginning. The pearling is just a symptom of more oxygen being released into the water column than the water can absorb. CO2 is somewhat independent of that, as you can have a lot of O2 in the tank but can still poison fish with too high of a CO2 level. Since your fish are acting fine, you should be in good shape.
TexasCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012