Co2 went crazy, really low PH! PLEASE ADVISE! - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-23-2005, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Ft.Laud,Fl.
Posts: 126
Send a message via AIM to andrewwl
Unhappy Co2 went crazy, really low PH! PLEASE ADVISE!

I knew last night I should have come home and turned the light off and checked on things, but I didn't.

This morning the bubble counter had constant bubbles flowing thru it, and all my fish were at the top. PH test water is really light yellow, much lighter than the 6.0 yellow on the color card.

Its been a couple hours now with the co2 off, and the danios are ok, but my ottos and cae's are still acting funny.

Should I dump some of this ph-UP into the tank? (the obvious answer is yes, but I'm worried about the plants). If not, what are my other options?

Sure thinking about investing in a ph controller now....
andrewwl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-23-2005, 06:44 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
cbennett's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 786
i wouldn't dump more chemicals in your tank to raise the pH, it probably wouldn't stay up anyway stressing the fish further. You don't the pH to change too fast, let the pH naturally go back to normal. Keep your CO2 off, that and any surface agitation will drive off your CO2 and your pH will rise. You also might want to check your KH levels and make sure you haven't used up all your buffering capacity (you don't want another pH crash). At least your plants will be happy, hope all your fish make it through okay!
cbennett is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-23-2005, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Ft.Laud,Fl.
Posts: 126
Send a message via AIM to andrewwl
Thanks cbennet; just angled the spraybar so that its flow will break the surface a little.
andrewwl is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-23-2005, 07:29 PM
Collectoritis Patient
 
AaronT's Avatar
 
PTrader: (203/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: MD, USA
Posts: 2,322
Use an airstone to agitate the surface and slowly adjust the pH back to the proper level.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
In the D.C., Maryland, or NOVA area? Come check out The Greater Washington Aquatic Plants Association!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
AaronT is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-23-2005, 08:42 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
hOAGART's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Maryland
Posts: 321
you might have run out of co2 as well ( or are running out ) and the tank may have dumped. check your gauge's, or pick up the bottle to see how light it is

good luck

"If music be the food of love; play on"
hOAGART is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










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