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Cannister filter CO2 reactor
I have been using a Magnum 350 cannister filter as a reactor with the
CO2 bubbling into the intake tube. I have been having problems with a
bacteria bloom also. When I mentioned my CO2 / cannister filter reactor
to someone at the LFS he said he would be concerned about the CO2
inhibiting biological bacteria. Like a cylinder dumping and stressing
fish? Can someone tell me if this could be a problem? Also, will the
beneficial bacteria consume a white cloudiness in the water - assumed to
be a bacterial bloom? Seem to also have green algae in the water.
Visibilty is extremely poor! However, the plants are growing like crazy.
I would like to get this cleared up soon because plants need pruning and
I can't see enough to do it. LFS guy tested a product he thought was
potassium permangenate (sp.?) . This did congeal the cloudiness in a
sample of water, however, he was reluctant to sell it until I have
exhausted all other possibilities because it would be hard on the
plants. 75 gallon was set up 12/1/00 - Mollies & Ottos only - no
A while back someone, Tom Barr I think, made a comment about learning
new things all the time in this hobby, especially about plants. I had
been thinking earlier the day that post appeared that perhaps what I am
going to learn is - what kind of person am I? Do I have the patience
and the perseverance? :-)
Thanks for any help!