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Re: [APD] Re: Pressurized CO2 Equipment

Put that way, I'm inclined to agree, Dan. But still I would
caution anyone beginning with pressurized CO2 to do some pH
and KH tests until they have a good sense of what xx many
bublles per minute means in terms of CO2 levels on a given
aquarium set up.

Since there is such thing as too much CO2 in a fish tank,
it's best to start low and work up rather than the other
way around.

Scott H.
--- Dan Dixon <dandixon at mac_com> wrote:

> S. Hieber at shieber at yahoo_com wrote:
> >> Some  way to count bubbles is virtually mandatory.
> > 
> > I beg to differ. It's probably the least necessary part
> of
> > the CO2 system. It only provides an erstatz value for
> the
> > CO2 in the water which is what one really wants to
> contorl.
> > Much better method is to use a pH and a KH test kits
> and
> > the pH/KH/CO2 table.
> It might not be necessary, but it's easier to calibrate
> your first CO2
> system if you have some way to guage how many bubbles
> it's blowing relative
> to how much the pH is moving around. That said, you can
> easily count bubbles
> without any extra gear: just stick the CO2 line in the
> tank water for a
> minute or two.

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