11-09-2013, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by beaslbob
While carbonic acid is not the only factor in pH, your theory on night time pH is just plain wrong. CO2 is highest at night and the pH drops at night. Higher co2 less pH.
IME pH is highest just before lights out which is why I recommend measuring pH at that time. The nightly pH drop is mitigated with sufficient kH.
Yeah apologies. What I had meant by night was right before lights out.I worded that awkwardly, but the point I was trying to make is that you can't base CO2 concentration solely on pH.
Would you like a free tip from me? I know it probably is worthless to you, but I'll give it anyway. Want to prove your method is legit? Start from the beginning. Record your tapwater parameters and regularly record your tank parameters. Show that the fish and plants are healthy, show GH isn't skyrocketing from no water changes ever, etc, etc.
No one will take the 'beaslbob method' seriously without those things. All you have shown is a build from nearly 7 years ago and parameters from then as well. What does that chart show? That stocking slowly and having plants makes cycling painless. That's not the 'beaslbob method' that newbie fishkeeping 101. They don't name an award for the millionth person to figure something out. It's like math when everyone was back in school and they made you show your work. If you want to prove your method is legit and works over time then show it. Until then all you've proven is you know as much about cycling and fishkeeping as all but the greenest person on this forum.