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RE: ph-KH-CO2

Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2001 09:01:53 -0800
From: Dixon, Steven T. (BEn

>> > Where does the 3ppm concentration of CO2
>> > in the bucket come from?

>> From the air."

> George will be quick to point out that this is a
> "myth."  While we do often measure 2 - 3 ppm CO2
> in our non-CO2 supplemented tank water, a significant
> portion comes from organic processes occurring in
> the tank which produce a small amount of CO2.  I
> forget how much George said actually comes from the
> air, but I think it was something like half the
> amount we typically measure.

I'm curious -

How many of these organic processes are occurring in a beaker of
triple-distilled water?...


David A. Youngker
nestor10 at mindspring_com

...by the way, I'm of the opinion that, at current atmospheric
concentrations, it's just a hair _more_ than 3 ppm...