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Re: [APD] Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 31, Issue 9
Right... I have a co2 setup... I'm not trying to add co2 by adding a
buffer... I just didn't realize that I cannot measure co2 now that I have
added this phosphate buffer.
On 3/6/06, Thomas Barr <tcbiii at yahoo_com> wrote:
> Hi Joel,
> We add CO2 for the plants to grow better, rather than some
> specific pH(pH is not a nutrient FYI). Many non plant folks add
> pH buffers to control pH(I'm not sure why, most fish don't care
> with proper care and maintenance). But changing the pH with
> buffers does not add more CO2.
> If you want more CO2, then add that, not a pH buffer.
> It's a somewhat deceptively simple concept.
> Need more CO2? Add more CO2 gas.
> > Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 20:59:52 -0800
> > From: "Joel Fizette" <sentientpuppet at gmail_com>
> > Subject: [APD] phosphates and co2 table
> > To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> > And the CO2 / KH / pH relationship is
> > only valid in
> > a system that is buffered by Carbonates."
> > Is this true?
> Yes, see above.
> can someone explain this to me? I don't
> > understand... since
> > I'm using Seachem's Neutral regulator which is phosphate
> > based, The whole CO2
> > / KH / pH relationship is invalid and I have no way to measure
> > my co2 level
> > now?
> Yes, add more CO2, do not add neutral regulator.
> You only need to ever add nutrients or baking soda(raises KH).
> A KH or 2 or higher is plenty. Check the tap water, most likely
> it's higher or maybe around that level.
> Tom Barr
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