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Re: [APD] Mearuring Ph and CO2
Bill, if you are experienced, just cranking up the CO2 a tad is
probably all you need to know. But, for those of us with less
experience it is much more difficult. We can't really tell if we
have almost enough or far from enough CO2 because we don't have the
experience to "read the tank". Since we know the fish will suffer if
we crank up the CO2 too much, we are hesitant to go past the point
where the fish just might be suffering. But, what we see as fish
suffering a bit, may actually be normal behavior for those fish. So,
a means to actually know how much CO2 is in the tank is very valuable
to us. And, the only way I have found to do that is to use the
little doodad that has known "pure" KH water in it, the same ppm of
CO2 as the tank, and whose pH I can determine.
On Dec 3, 2006, at 3:00 PM, Bill wrote:
>>> Of course what the hell do I know, I'm always telling folks not
>>> to test
> and to watch their plants and take good care of their water changes/
> Well, yes, since you brought it up.
> When people have problems with their plants and they (appear to) be
> properly and following EI, the standard advice is "Well, it must be
> Add more."
> So why go through all of this stuff? Why worry about trying to get a
> super-accurate Ph reading? Is it the technical challenge of doing
> it? If
> so, I can understand it. But if it is to make the plants
> healthier, why not
> just crank up the CO2 a tad and sit back and watch them grow?
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