09-11-2006, 11:25 AM
Join Date: Jun 2006
| | co2 24:7
Hello all, I was wondering if running co2 24:7 all day long would work out cheaper than say 10 hours a day
The reason I ask I see some people do 1 BPS and leave it running 24:7 so it's always in the water column. That would be around 84,000 bubbles a day
If you compared it to people who run it say 2 hours before the lights come on, and run it for 8 hours. 10 hours a day at a rate of 4BPS, they would be using 144,000 bubbles for 10 hours. 3 BPS 108,000 for 10 hours
I'm thinking if you leave it on 24:7 you can get away with a lower bubble rate? And if you turn it off overnight you have to crank it a little bit more throughout the day.