One or two bubbles per second seems like a safe starting point.
Then check your drop checker for the color. Although drop checkers aren't completely accurate, they can give you some idea of how much CO2 is in the water. Blue is too low, green is about medium, and yellow/green is about right.One or two bubbles per second seems like a safe starting point.
Feeding CO2 into a canister can work, but the amount of CO2 you're going to need to inject may be too much for that kind of setup.I planned on injecting it into my canister intake. Between the impellor and all the foam and such it should dissolve very well
Yeah, you'll probably have to just about stream it. But it' better to start off slow and build your way up than to try it the other way around.2 bubbles per sec is pretty small in a 120 isn't it?
Fish will be removed till tank is deemed safe
To avoid a complicated setup I'd either run an inline diffuser off the filter output, or run a reactor off the output. There's been a lot of talk over the years about co2 degrading gaskets, seals and impellers, as well as killing beneficial bacteria, all of which I haven't seen any proof of. But since inline diffusers became popular in the last few years people have using them on the filter output with great success.I planned on injecting it into my canister intake. Between the impellor and all the foam and such it should dissolve very well
Any links where this can be bought?I have an external canister filter and I previously used a reactor but it just killed the flow in a big way. I now use an Up in-line diffuser which works brilliantly:
Great diffusion as the bubbles are right in the filter flow, and without the flow kill
Bubble rate isn't listed with NIST, so it's not helpful to you to ask what's an appropriate rate from others, because everyone else will have a different rate, size of bubble, tank size, number of plants, lighting intensity, water chemistry. You can also measure co2 qualitatively by measuring the PH. The PH should be on the acid side say from 6.6-6.9, but not higher than 7 vwhich is neutral.i ordered stuff for a co2 system, where should i start with the bubble rate, its a 5' long 120 gallon tank.
I grew up in Lapeer Mich.Cool! I'm new to the whole co2 thing. Saw it setup in a Detroit shop a d they used the intake on the filter so I was going to do just that. But wasn't sure since I have a much larger tank.
I welcome all the input and any advice from your experience. I'm a newbie to this.