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post #1 of 3 Old 08-19-2011, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Co2 question

I am setting up the first time a pressurized co2 system. I have a 60 gallon tank so my question is .. How many bubbles per minute do I let into the tank?
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-20-2011, 10:48 AM
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I am setting up the first time a pressurized co2 system. I have a 60 gallon tank so my question is .. How many bubbles per minute do I let into the tank?
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that entirely depends on the stock level... you need something to reed CO2 saturation and or O2 levels.

1) water acidification is a REAL issue... don't believe the hype that you can pump in as much as you want.
2) water agitation will gas off CO2 so more, agitation the higher your pH but the less effective your reactor will be.
3) it is a delicate job playing GOD in your tank... it takes time, tuning and knowledge. As your plants absorb CO2 they will also need nutrients (food), getting the correct balance is not the easiest of tasks.

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post #3 of 3 Old 08-21-2011, 01:22 PM
I would start at 1 BPS. However as said above there is a delicate balance you need to be aware of. You need a drop checker though to monitor CO2 levels. Without one you are simply waiting for something to go wrong.

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