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wallywonka 08-19-2011 12:14 AM

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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InvertPlanet 08-20-2011 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by wallywonka (Post 789670)
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.

Mikaila31 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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