drop checker question - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-19-2011, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
Planted Member
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Modesto,ca
Posts: 240
drop checker question

I just got my dc is this thing is cool. Im just wondering if it is normal to take around 3 hours for it to turn green after the lights come on. After that it stays green all day. Then in the morning its blue again.
jl209 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-19-2011, 04:21 AM
Planted Tank Guru
PTrader: (84/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 21,012
Most drop checkers take 2 or more hours to show the right color corresponding to the amount of CO2 in the water. That is a major problem if you try to use it to make changes an hour apart. Even when it does turn green about all you can say from that is that you finally have more than 10-15 ppm of CO2 in the water. If you want the full effect of it, then you need to start making very slight increases in bubble rate every day or so, while keeping an eye on the fish for signs of distress. Once you see the plants growing much better, or pearling, you probably now have a good level in the tank.

Hoppy is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-19-2011, 04:58 AM Thread Starter
Planted Member
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Modesto,ca
Posts: 240
My plants are pearling so I guess im ok
jl209 is offline  


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome