I had three related questions. How many bubbles should I be seeing because so far I have seen zero coming out of the tube and into the reactor. It has been at least 48 hours. I just wish I was more knowledgeable aboout plant species and a better mind for arranging the plants and decor in appealing ways. Here is the link for the Co2 system.
A DIY CO2 system
Also, my other question is what will I see when there is a lack of Co2. I read something about deficiencies but if there is a lot of growth supported by co2 and then the co2 runs out or is cut off somehow what will happen. Will new growth stop or will things slowly start to whither and curl? Just curious.
I am also confused about the ph hardness relationship, it said that my co2 ppm was like 15 and I should aim for 20-25ppm. I guess I'll tackle that when I come to it. Will adding excel to my tank lower the ph like adding co2 does? I already see a difference in the plants from a few days of excel. I am about to test the GH, KH, and PH and write it down so I can plan for any changes or needed additions for buffering. My nitrates are high also so about to do a water change.
For a 55 gallon I just don't see myself doing the upkeep for 3-4 bottles of yeast and sugar so excel until I can get the other stuff.