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Old 03-20-2006, 03:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok my KH I add 18 drops to the test kit and it turns yellow and my ph goes from 6.8 - 7.o
what does that make the co2 level and is that safe for my fish
I turned the co2 a litlle up yesterday afternoon and my molly's was acting strange but every one else is fine
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Old 03-20-2006, 07:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That puts your CO2 at 86ppm.
As long as your fish are not gasping it can be fine.
You will find 2 schools of thought on this, some hobbyists will say you dont need more then 30ppm for healthy plant growth.
Others will tell you to crank until the fish can't take it then back off some, reasoning being it helps keep algae away, particularly black beard algae, it doesn't cure BBA so if you have an outbreak high CO2 levels won't help, it keeps it at bay.
But even I question this as just recently BBA has started showing up on my substrate, my CO2 levels are through the roof, I clean as much as I can but it is still coming back, so something else is out of whack, my guess is micro ferts.

Here is how I figured out your CO2 levels
CO2 chart

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