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DIY co2 24/7

Hey! I'm thinking of keeping my diy co2 on 24/7 and I was wondering if this would affect my fish and shrimp. Currently it's at 3.5 bubbles a second, and it's a 10 gallon.


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Hey! I'm thinking of keeping my diy co2 on 24/7 and I was wondering if this would affect my fish and shrimp. Currently it's at 3.5 bubbles a second, and it's a 10 gallon.


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You using the yeast method or the citric acid method?

There is no way to say. You need to see if your fish are gasping or not. If they aren't, and they aren't exhibiting lethargy or orther abnormal behavior it is probably fine.

Why are you electing to keep it on? Worried about the pH swing?
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Hey! I'm thinking of keeping my diy co2 on 24/7 and I was wondering if this would affect my fish and shrimp. Currently it's at 3.5 bubbles a second, and it's a 10 gallon.


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i think 3bbps for a 10gal 24/7 is going to be too much co2.

i think 1bbps is more normal

your animals might die. keep eye on fish gasping for air at the surface of water. itll take couple of days of gasping before fishes is long gone.
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It all depends on your KH. 3.5 bps with a KH of 12 is nothing. 3.5 bps with a KH of 2 is probably too much.

You need to rest the water and see how much you have dropped the pH. Obviously, only turn it up while you are there to monitor, and dial it down as quickly as possible if you see issues with livestock. Personally, I start very low, ramp up, and test pH along the way rather than torturing my shrimp and fish...

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