06-29-2006, 07:52 AM
Join Date: Nov 2005
If you could hide them well, behind plants and such- you might actually get better CO2 distribution in your tank if you used two ladders, one on each end. I say this because the one problem I found with the ladder was that only the plants in the area immediate the ladder seemed to be benefitting, and the plants on the end opposite the ladder seemed to not do so well. With two ladders, you would probably have better diffusion throughout the tank. And, as a newbie to the process, it would be easier to see which bottle needed changing, as you could tell by the bubble output which mixture was almost run through it's course.
PS before you hook this up, make sure you check your Karbonate Hardness (KH) to see that the water is well-buffered. If it's not, you could have a rapid drop in your ph that will kill all your fish. This happened to me the first time I tried this, I set up the CO2 system on an unbuffered tank and my ph fell through the floor, killed three of my fish and most of my shrimp. Now that I know this is a problem I add a little Seachem Alkaline Buffer to the tank about once a month to keep things stable... it's no big deal really, just as long as you keep it in mind... chances are, you might not even have to worry depending on the water in your area, but you should check it in the beginning just to avoid any disasters.
Last edited by raven_wilde; 06-29-2006 at 07:59 AM..