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Really high CO2

pH 6.5
kH 9
85ppm of CO2???

All my fish are doing fine, maybe my tests are bad? Ive turned down the co2 for the time being, Ill retest tomorrow.
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Test the pH and KH of your source water.
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pH 6.5
kH 9
85ppm of CO2???

All my fish are doing fine, maybe my tests are bad? Ive turned down the co2 for the time being, Ill retest tomorrow.
Mine runs consistently from the mid 50 to mid 60 with no ill effect on the fish. Even got as high as 107ppm (PH 6.4 KH 9) at one time. At that point some of the fish (Neons) were at the surface. I now run an airstone from lights out to lights on to help aleviate the chance of overdose at night.
monitor your fish, they are your best indicator if things really get out of wack.
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Yup, keep an eye on the fish, they are you're C02 indicator, throw the kits away..turn off C02 at night.

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