PH Very low - any potential problem?
My Setup: running 4 months
55 gallon corner
automated co2, with PH controller. Ph set to X (get back to that in a moment). Calibrated to 7.0
lighting: 2 x65w compacts
Dosing: 40-60 g recommendations by rex grigg
water hardness: GH-6.5, KH-3
drop checker: blue (c02 high)
nitrites and nitrates at 0.
java fern, swords, wysteria, a slew of decently growing unidentified plants (got shipped to me by mistake).
some lemon tetras, green barbs, rasboras, 1 goldfish, 2 cory's and 3 oto cats.
Before I started dosing I had a lot of algea. Started dosing, got some ottos, and that problem is gone. Thanks!
So my ph before dosing was about 6.8. Since dosing 5.8-6.0 Since the CO2 is controlled by the ph controller and is set on 6.8 , it never goes on. According to Co2, ph chart, my co2 is off the chart (drop checker confirms its high). Fish are lively, plants are ok. So I'm not sure if everything is ok or not...everything is alive and healthy. Just doesn't compute.
1) do I need to do anything?
2) how is the c02 so high, if the c02 isn't on?
3) should I cut back on any of the dosing (KNO3 , KH2PO4 , K2SO4, CSM+B, Iron).
Last edited by crollner; 02-18-2009 at 05:24 PM.