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    Co2 advise needed

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    Hi guys! Finally got a CO2 tank... However, 0 clue how to use it... Anyone can guide me through the process? I have a 2ft tank which I'm dosing excel too. Should I stop excel or do it in conjunction to the co2. THANKS!

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    Re: Co2 advise needed

    Where is the solenoid?

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    Re: Co2 advise needed

    Quote Originally Posted by toolkit View Post
    Where is the solenoid?
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    Re: Co2 advise needed

    Also need check valve, Bubble counter, Hose, Diffuser, teflon tape, adjustable spanner or get one the size of the regulator nut.

    Optional: Co2 Checker + solution.
    Last edited by bryan; 11th Jul 2019 at 13:30.
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    Re: Co2 advise needed

    You need a solenoid valve and a timer plug to get the CO2 running automated. Normally, can set CO2 to turn on 1hour before the light on and turn off 1 hour before the light off.

    Below is the connection diagram for your reference (photo from internet).


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    Re: Co2 advise needed

    Hi guys thank you so much for your replies, really appreciate it. For my tank how many BPS should I do? And for the excel dosing, should I stop?

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    Re: Co2 advise needed

    Your tank is quite small. I think about 1bps is suffice. However, it is also up to the CO2 bubble counter type that you are using, too.

    https://www.advancedplantedtank.com/...g-co2-why.html

    You can read this to understand deeply

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    Re: Co2 advise needed

    Hi guys, got another question... My aquarium currently has a low pH value of 6-6.5. If I added co2 wouldn't my ph fall even lower !? Anything that y'all can advise or reccomend? Was thinking of crushed coral in my filter... Thanks

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    Re: Co2 advise needed

    6-6.5 is ok for the plants. No worries. For CO2 in, pH will be reduced as well. But you are not turning it on 24/7 right? Just on it when lighting is on, so the CO2 fuel will be used by plants.

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    Re: Co2 advise needed

    Quote Originally Posted by jackychun View Post
    6-6.5 is ok for the plants. No worries. For CO2 in, pH will be reduced as well. But you are not turning it on 24/7 right? Just on it when lighting is on, so the CO2 fuel will be used by plants.

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    Hi Jacky :-) thanks for the quick reply. What about my fishes... Would they be affected?

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    Re: Co2 advise needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Mangosteen View Post
    Hi Jacky :-) thanks for the quick reply. What about my fishes... Would they be affected?

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    Most tropical fish prefer a bit acidic water. Water with pH from 6-8 is normally fine to them. No worries.

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