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CO2 Level (drop checker)

My drop checker has been in the yellow for a couple of weeks, I changed the drop checker solution and still shows the same. I have stopped all CO2 feeds to tank when I noticed the high level. All fish are fine, and all other water tests a right on money except PH which is a little low at 6.3. any ideas?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-04-2017, 03:49 PM
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What is your kh? Sounds like it is reading your water to me


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Are you making your own KH solution for the drop checker orbiting it. The KH solution will react over time with No2 , CL2, SO2 in the air. SO if the solution you purchased is old it might have to be replaced. Or you might need to purchase new backing soda and make your own. You can also test the solution with a KH test kit to see if it is good.
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no I'm not making it myself, it came with my drop checker I got from NilocG Aquatics in July.
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no I'm not making it myself, it came with my drop checker I got from NilocG Aquatics in July.
With PH 6.3 and KH4 that means co2 os 60ppm so it should show yellow.


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I have stopped all CO2 feeds to tank when I noticed the high level.
How large is the tank?
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Maybe do a water change and see if its still yellow

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Take a pic of fresh solution in the drop checker before put in water. I can tell if the fluid is good or not. I had same issue at one time.


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