07-18-2020, 03:20 PM
Join Date: Mar 2020
| | Re: Effects of light on anoxic substrate conditions
Originally Posted by mistergreen
Your tank might have little organic c or co2 which they use for energy.
I am putting CO2 in via a Fluval device that takes CO2 cartridges that outputs through a Jardli diffuser directly under the HOB outflow, but my drop checker never turns green (and I'm familiar with how unreliable those are).
Plants include 5 swords, some hornwort and duckweed which all appear to be healthy.
Livestock: 3 Corys, 2 Siamese (genuine) algae eaters, 2 Dwarf Raspora, 1 Bristle Nose Pleco, 2 Nerite snails, 4 Amano Shrimp, 2 Otos.
edit to add: I have heard of adding a bit of Vodka or similar as a carbon source, but alas there's no Vodka in the house. No one here cares for the stuff.