Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
KH levels with Carbo Plus CO2 Help!
Good Day everyone, I was recently given a carbo plus unit, and in speaking with my local fish guy who has one in there display tank I was told that it will actually lower my KH due to the conversion process it uses to make CO2.
After hearing this he recommended Kent R/O right in order to put back the nutrients into the water after and recommended doing this after my water changes.
I use regular tap water and the levels from my tap are as follow
GH 120 ppm or 6.7
KH 60 ppm or 3.36
Now in my tank the readings with the carbo running are
PH 6.8 - 7.0
GH hasnt changed
KH is now down to 40 or 2.24
My question is this will the R/O right increase my KH or stabilize it and will this affect my ability to calculate my CO2.
Or can anyone suggest another way to raise my KH so that it will not affect my ability to calculate my CO2 I have heard baking soda does that affect readings?
Eheim Pimp Club Member # 95 -- 46 Gal Planted Tank - 2 X Eheim 2215 - 192 Watt Aqualight 6700k - Flourite Substrate - 150 Watt Jager Heater - Pressurized CO2