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Re: too much CO2

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Date: Mon, 17 Mar 1997 21:40:12 +0000 (   )
From: "Roger S. Miller" <rgrmill at rt66_com>
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
Subject: Re: too much CO2

> From: gomberg at wcf_com
> Date: Mon, 17 Mar 97 06:40:10 -0800
> Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #583
> In <199703170839.DAA17786 at looney_actwin.com>, on 03/17/97 
>    at 03:39 AM, Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com said:
> >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?).
> Dave Gomberg, FormMaestro!    gomberg at wcf_com      

I worried about the potential for this problem, and started using 
lighting eggcrate in the place of glass covers.  This doesn't do a lot to 
slow down evaporation, but it does keep fish from leaving and most things 
from falling in.

Roger Miller