I have sort of a 2-part question. I shall try hard to not ramble on and on with many uncecessary details.
...Ah, I will never forget my first fish and his dazzling gold as he flowed in that perfectly round little bowl of sparkling clear water. It mesmerized my childhood eyes...
But seriously, folks.
Again, here is my Co2 reactor: http://www.plantguild.com/html/power_reactors.html
At Friday's w/c I decided to switch out the little submersible pump. I had a brand new one in box of a different name brand from the little Rio pump. Mainly wanted to switch out b/c the new one was a prettier color.
I noticed that it just wasn't blasting along the way the little Rio had. Decided for sure that I would go back today, which I did. But before that, I checked my Co2 which was down to 18
Do you think it was that low because of the gutless pump?
Or do you think it was because...
A few days ago I decided to shut off the Co2 at nite. It is now on the same timer with one of the bank of lights.
Lights/Co2 come on at noon and shut off at 10:30 pm.
It was 4:45 pm when I got the reading of 18 today. The other day I got a reading of 30 toward the end of the evening. But I wonder how many hours per day I am actually getting enough Co2. Hopefully tomorrow I shall take readings all the live-long day. Joy.
I guess all I really needed to say is, is 10 1/5 hours enough light and Co2?
For those of you who hangied-dangied in there, thank you.