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Is BPS really a factor?

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Is BPS really a factor?
Old 04-29-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
 
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Is BPS really a factor?

As the title says.. I'm having issues getting my Indicator to 30ppm with 2-3 bubbles per sec in my 10 gal.. Its either my glass diffuser's cheap, or the indicator is reading it wrong.

Originally I had the Co2 kick in a hour before lights and @ 2-3 bubbles per sec but it was taking 2-3 hours just for the indicator to turn greenish blue. So whats the deal? I'm now having to kick up the bubbles to like 6 per sec for the diffuser to kick out a lot of co2.

Whats the deal?
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:01 AM   #2
 
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As the title says.. I'm having issues getting my Indicator to 30ppm with 2-3 bubbles per sec in my 10 gal.. Its either my glass diffuser's cheap, or the indicator is reading it wrong.

Originally I had the Co2 kick in a hour before lights and @ 2-3 bubbles per sec but it was taking 2-3 hours just for the indicator to turn greenish blue. So whats the deal? I'm now having to kick up the bubbles to like 6 per sec for the diffuser to kick out a lot of co2.

Whats the deal?

I dont think BPS is as important as getting the CO2 diffused in the water properly. I have a 26 gallon tank with 2BPS and I use a atomizer and a circulation pump, and my CO2 levels are spot on... I hope this helps..
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:02 AM   #3
 
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I dont think BPS is as important as getting the CO2 diffused in the water properly. I have a 26 gallon tank with 2BPS and I use a atomizer and a circulation pump, and my CO2 levels are spot on... I hope this helps..
What kind of circulation pump?
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:27 AM   #4
 
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You might also have too much filtration- it removed CO2 from the water.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:53 PM   #5
 
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What kind of circulation pump?
Aqueon Circulation Pump 500 GPH...It's small and compact and it simulates a river currect and cirulates the water to make sure there are no dead spots.
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