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Re: [APD] CO2 and Planted Rift lake tanks
Starting with carbonate hardness of 15 dKH, and pH of about 8, add 30
ppm of CO2 and the pH will drop to about 7.2. I think it is the
hardness of the water that the fish prefer, not the high pH. Use a
drop checker to measure the amount of CO2 you are adding, and don't
use the pH controller.
On Apr 9, 2007, at 10:44 AM, Jerry Smith wrote:
> I have been reading past posts in the Archives about African
> planted tanks
> and see there are some that used CO2 in them. Is anyone currently
> keeping a
> planted rift tank and using CO2? I would like to hear how you are
> doing with
> it now, tank parameters, fish, plants, lights, CO2, pH, etc.
> I have never used CO2 in any tank. I just recently realized it
> could be used
> in an African tank when I read about it in the thread called
> Planted Tank--A quixotic dream?" started by Erin Poythress. This
> thread is
> dated April 27, 2004. Back then I ignored most of the posts on CO2
> as I
> didn't care about it. Now I am curious.
> I looked at the CO2 charts and thought it wasn't possible to get any
> meaningful CO2 dissolved in the water at pH 8.2-8.5. I am thinking
> it would
> be in the single digits at the most. Am I wrong?
> Jerry Smith
> Bloomingdale, NJ
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