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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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is there a way to measure the co2 in my aquarium water

i have a 55 gallon long ...no plants or water..or anythign yet..im trying to figure out everythign first. ists going to be high light,co2 and fertz....this is my first planted tank btw..i was wondering if there is a way to measure the co2 because i want it to be as high as it can be without killing my fish or stressing them. any info at all is welcome..thanks. oh..how much can i expect to pay for a co2 system?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 09:05 AM
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I just bought a Milwaukee MA957 regulator $100 and a 5lb tank full $103. As far as measuring the co2 levels I'm still looking for a drop checker. Greenleaf Aquariums has the one I want listed but there out of stock and not sure when their going to get anymore.
If you do find a place to get a drop checker would you please let me know.

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You can get a drop checker on ebay for $10 shipped. They all work based on the same principle. The important thing is getting yourself some reagent with a known value, most common being 4dkh.
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