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high ph/kh low c02, what to do

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my Ph is 8.1, and my kh is 20 ( my water sucks)

Thatd bring my c02 to .. almost 5ppm, which is no good

how would I go about lowering my ph/kh and bringing up my Co2

its a 10g with a hagen c02 kit.. theres barely any surface agitation
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How many bubbles/minute is it producing?
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4 bubbles per minute
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Low CO2 is not a direct result of high ph/kh. 4 bubbles/MINUTE is not much CO2 at all.


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I understand they arent a result of each other, Im just asking for advice on how to lower them, whilst boosting my c02

I thought a hagen c02 would be enough for a 10g.. maybe I need to refresh the c02
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How long has the mix been set up and running?

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not sure.. im going to switch it out anyhow though... and write down the date this time =)
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The best way to lower your pH and raise your CO2 levels would be to increase your CO2 output.

The single Hagen unit should be fine on a 10G, are you using the Hagen mix? If so, check out my old thread about better mixes for the Hagen, that might help.

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4 bpm seems awfully low. If you're having recipe troubles, here is Mike's thread he was talking about - https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ighlight=hagen
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Yeah I remember reading that thread before I got it , Thanks


whew, looks like this will solve my problem


the thing cookingnerd said about it going strong for about a week then dropping to 3-4bpm is exactly right...
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