I have begun to buy parts for my pressurized co2 set up that I am putting together. It is an ongoing project that will be pieced together as budget (and deals) will allow. But in the mean time I have a few very basic questions I want to ask.
What water parameters (other than the usual ammonis, nitrites, nitrates, ph) need to be monitored?
ph is good to monitor (at least in the beggining) to not overdoit
How do test for co2 ppm? I have never seen a test kit for it at the lfs.
Is there any other equipment needed other than the co2 system? I have heard people talking about drop checkers, etc. Is that required? What about ph monitors/controllers?
to measure co2 use DC. ph monitors forget, not really needed
Any other advice you can give about the day to day operation of a co2 injected tank would be appreciated.
well , if you put all right, not really much to do except here and there check bubble rate or co2 tank