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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-03-2007, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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DIY CO2 question

Got another question...not sure where this should have gone.

Last night we had a bad storm (north Texas), and my power was out for around 6 hrs (no that is not a typo). I have a DIY CO2 (2ltr bottle), and it is farely new mix. My power went off, so no filtration (sponge filter), no light. I unplugged the line from the CO2 because I was afraid it would over saturate my tank before the power went on (pH is already from 7.6 to 7.0). I know you are not supposed to have to regulate a DIY tank, but I felt like this would have killed my RCS, so what to do in a situation like this?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-04-2007, 08:54 PM
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If you feel like taking a risk, leave it in. If you feel like playing it safe and keeping your fish alive, take it out.

By the way, there is no benefit to leaving it in anyway, considering plants use CO2 in unison with light to create glucose sugars. That is how they create food to survive. Without light, CO2 cannot be used, so it is completely pointless and there is no benefit!

To sum it up, take it out!!
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