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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