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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #585
In <199703180839.DAA01094 at looney_actwin.com>, on 03/18/97
at 03:39 AM, Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com said:
>>From Dave Gomberg:
>>>The nice thing is if
>>>you bubble too much CO2 it just leaks out from under the
>>>container/reactor so you don't have to worry about getting too much CO2.
>>WRONG! I lost a beautiful community tank full of fish to this assumption.
>>The excess CO2 accumulated between the water surface and the cover glass
>>until all the O2 had been displaced and the fish asphixiated. You DO have
>>to worry about too much CO2. Unless like George you do not use a cover
>>glass (am I right there George?).
>All you need is a small gap in the cover glass to fix that. Is there any
> reason other than water evaporation to have a cover? If not, you don't
>have to seal it to contain the majority of the evaporation.
WRONG AGAIN! I had a one inch gap.
Dave Gomberg, FormMaestro! gomberg at wcf_com