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Re: CO2 and O2
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: CO2 and O2
- From: psears at nrn1_NRCan.gc.ca (Paul Sears)
- Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 08:09:55 -0500 (EST)
- In-Reply-To: <199703200141.UAA01657 at looney_actwin.com> from "Aquatic-Plants-Owner at ActWin_com" at Mar 19, 97 08:41:13 pm
> From: "Jim Burrows" <jburrows at ix_netcom.com>
> Subject: RE: CO2 and O2
> > 2) In nature CO2 does not follow Henry's Law because of the way it
> > combines with any cations in natural waters. This means that CO2 is
> > dissolved more like a salt then a gas in our tanks. The dissolution and
> > removal of CO2 from water is involved in those pH swings people like to
> > ask about.
> This would explain why my O2 went up when I started adding CO2. I just
> figured my tests were out-of-wack. It also explains why my fish show no
> signs of stress with what the test kits state are dangerous levels of CO2.
> Takes a lot of CO2 to get my PH from 8 to 6.8. :)
I think that the O2 went up because the plants started producing
more of it.
Paul Sears Ottawa, Canada
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