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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-10-2005, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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High Calcuated CO2 Level from DIY???

Can this be correct? I currently use three DIY CO2 bottles in my 75 gallon (2x2liter;1x3liter). My KH reading around 100ppm/5.6degrees according to both my jungle and Mardel 5-in-1 test strips. My pH is 6.8. According to a calculation that I used on the internet my CO2 injection is at 26.62ppm.

Is it likely or even possible to get such high CO2 levels in a 75Gal from 3 DIY CO2 bottles? Below is the link that I used to come up with my values.

(http://www.csd.net/~cgadd/aqua/art_plant_co2chart.htm)


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-10-2005, 08:55 PM
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possible, yes. likely to keep it consistent, No.

There is a similar post right now from someone trying to do DIY with a 75g tank.

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Test strips are not very precise. Little differences in measured/actual kH and pH have large effects on the calculated results.

It's possible though...


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