I had a very tragic morning this morning. I have lost both my balas, may lose my angel and my small pleco.
The issue is here:
Nuked the tank with CO2.
As a result, I am going to get in gear and finish my project I had mentioned earlier. It is a central filtration system for all of my tanks except a quarantine tank. The system is using a custom built PVC 3 stage, 3 canister - canister filter run off of a 3000 GPH pump. The water will be circulated to my tanks with a 700 GPH pump where they will drain into a catch bin and be pumped out by a sump pump into the central filtration area.
The reason why I am going to move faster at this is the way I have my set up it will be impossible to nuke the tanks with CO2. The CO2 will be injected into the filter line - pre-filter. It will contain regular oxygen as well. Yes my CO2 will be counteracted a bit but it will still function. The media in the filters will dissolve the oxygen and CO2 by the time it gets into the "clean tank" area to be pumped into the aquariums. So how will it not Nuke? The PH probe will be in the clean tank area (the bin that holds the water to go to the aquariums). The pH controller will be hooked up to both the solenoid for my CO2 and the 700 GPH pump (yes it is within the amperage rating). So if the pH probe goes below the setting no water will get pumped into the aquariums.
The 700 GPH pump will be "spliced" into another circuit for night time - so when lights out no CO2 power is reached then another timer will switch on to drive the pump. OR I may just have the CO2 hooked for 24hr run time and avoid the splice - this I have not decided yet.
Once done all of the water parameters will be the same in all tanks which will make moving fish easily. If disease or anything hits I will move them to a quarantine tank outside of the central filter.
The central filter will also include automatic continuous water changing.
Eventually I will hook up dosing - but for now that will remain manual.