The playsand *might*. If you've got a pure sample, try dropping some vinegar or muriatic acid on it and see if it bubbles.
Enjoy the skiing!
Okay, I had added playsand from two different bags over the years. The first one I know I tested and it was fine. The second I didn't test because if figured if one bag was good, any bag would be. I think I still have some around from that bag, so I'll test it just to be sure.
BTW, skiing is amazing! It was my first time, so after 8+ hours of it, I'm sooo tired. I just wished I lived in Vermont where there is real snow.
When you test your tap water do you let it sit for a while before tesing ? Testing freshly run water can sometimes upset true readings.
Yeah, I forgot about that. I'll be re-testing everything tomarrow.
Doesn't Florabase "buffer" the water? I'm pretty sure it does.
Just checked and this is right from the Red Sea web site:
FloraBase will also act as a pH buffer, maintaining a stable pH between 6.5 and 7.0, which is ideal for almost all aquatic plants.
Sorry, that was supposed to read Flora-MAX
. I'm too poor for Florabase. I edited it now. Too many things in this hobby start with the prefix flor. It messes with my mind
Lol... Look for leaks. First suspect is the bottle cap. If you have two bottles connected, there are a lot of connections with possibilities of leaking.
I am using 3 liter bottles, two cups of sugar, 1/3 tsp yeast, and water pretty high up in the bottle, leaving only about 1 inch airspace on the top. That gives me about 30 bubbles/minute, more when it is warm, less when it is colder (day/night).
Also, DIY works most reliable if there is no back pressure.
I'll check all of the connections (same way as with pressurized right?). If that's not it I'll look into getting a new recipe and eventually some 3 liter bottles. BTW, are you getting 30 bpm with just 1 3 liter bottle or multiple 3 liter bottles (and also what size tank is this running too?)?