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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-16-2005, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Need some advise on my tank

I have a 60 gal stocked with tetras,mollys,cleaner crew, My problem is I have a Carbo-plus (brand new) and the co2 is constantly low,if I turn it up the fish seem to stay at the top trying to get air-I have an indicator,and I use the chart for co2 calculation, My pump outlet is pointing down towards the bottom(because I was told it would cut down the co2 if I pointed it at the surface and aggitated) My readings this am were: co2- 3.0
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-16-2005, 07:14 PM
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Hello btodd, and welcome to the forum. You've asked a question that will probably get you a tongue-in-cheek response. The carbo plus unit has been discussed at length on this forum. You can use the search function at the top/right-center to run a search for "carbo-plus" "carbo plus" etc. Having never used one, I can't speak re: the issues you are facing. Given the comments and reviews of the device, I never considered buying one. I'm sure this isn't the response you wanted to hear, especially considering your signature.


edit* In fact, take a look at the thread (about 10-15 down from this one) called "electronic CO2..." with the red thumbs-down next to it....
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The CP is not doing a lot for your tank. Normally water will contain in the area of right around 3.0 ppm of CO2.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-17-2005, 03:45 AM
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Todd I am running DIY co2 on my 75 gal with similar problems. What I found out is that it wasn't a co2 problem at all It was a lack of O2 in the water. What puzzels me though is that you are running one Carbo in an 60 gal and having stressed fish. What is your kH at? If it is low that may be your problem. Oh I am about sick of my Diy co2 and I am saving my money for a pressurized system. DIY is so wish washy and very frustrating.
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