I have a 10 gallon tank with two 2-liter bottles of yeast for CO2 production. I've tried various CO2 delivery methods in this tank:
-feeding the CO2 tube into the intake of my Aquaclear HOB filter
-feeding the CO2 tube into the intake of a small water pump for a CO2 misting effect
-creating a small reactor out of a small water pump, a small plastic bottle, and a filter sponge; the tube would go into the pump intake, blowing small bubbles into the attached plastic bottle whose open bottom was blocked by the sponge, thus trapping the bubbles and tossing them around in the reactor chamger
All of these methods managed to turn my dropchecker (with 4dKh solution) a nice lime-green by morning after running through the night, but by the end of a photoperiod of photosynthesis, the dropchecker would be bluish-green.
Is there any way to make my levels more constant throughout the day? I know I can't very well ask the yeast to hurry up and produce more (if only
My bps is usually around 3-4, and while I know HOBs aren't the best, my water level is up as high as it can go, and while I still get surface rippling, there is no breakage of the surface.
Algae-wise, I have some fuzz algae on my plant leaves (nothing dire, only noticeable up close) and diatoms (it's a new tank). There has been some BBA on my glass, but these have been tiny amounts, nothing impressive.
My plants are doing okay, but I'd really like to keep the CO2 nice and constant for them
Any advice? Better diffusion methods?