I upped the bpm to 74 and lowered the spray bar to point down. The surface of the water is now stagnant. Is this what you guys normally do?
My pH is now 7 which indicates a CO2 level of 10ppm. I'd like it higher, but I'll wait till I start adding baking soda to buffer the pH. Several plants began to pearl today. Most notably the watersprite, sword, and hairgrass. I also have a red plant which I will need to post for identification.
Something interesting I thought I'd mention: In searching older posts I came across the same symptom I had tonight. When I shut off the CO2 there were still tons of bubbles left in my reactor which wouldn't dissolve. Turns out that my Rotala had been pearling right beside my filter intake and the O2 had been sucked directly into my reactor (which is on my pumps intake). Stood there frustrated and dumbfounded for a couple of minutes to figure out how to rid myself of these bubbles without dismantling the whole setup. Simple solution: turned off the filter and pressed the prime button. This forced all the accumulated O2 out the pipe. Turned the filter back on and viola!
I assume this would work for the Eheim pro-II's as well. Just wanted to say that this AQTX filter is really sweet.
Wanted to add: Even though there's a huge Eheim following, I'll be proud to be member #1 of the reformed Eheim Pimp Club. Just need to figure out some sort of 12 step program....
Last edited by bigfishy; 01-04-2005 at 07:57 AM.