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Rex Grigg
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PostPosted: 2007.01.17(Wed)15:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just the first time. Then if you use buckets to do water changes add it to the buckets. Or if you use a Python just dribble in in while the tank is filling.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.17(Wed)15:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, would once a week of adding this be sufficient? Or should I do it more or less each week? Thanks- Austin
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Rex Grigg
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PostPosted: 2007.01.17(Wed)16:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless you have something in the tank that is removing the KH you will only have to add the baking soda at water changes.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.17(Wed)17:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I just tested my KH/pH and compared it to a chart- I have 4 degrees KH(? I thought it would be 5) and my pH is 7. If my calculations are correct- than only have 12 ppm of co2. This- I don't understand because I thought my ppm would be at least 20 +. Should I add a little more baking soda- because I only added 2 teaspoons gradually, or should I wait a little to see how things play out? Good news is that my co2 is up and running again. Very Happy
Thanks again- Austin
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PostPosted: 2007.01.17(Wed)20:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your KH is 4
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PostPosted: 2007.01.17(Wed)20:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

I apreciate it- looking at the chart it appears I have between 12- 15 ppm of c02. Based on the chart it says it is good. Is this optimal levels for a tank with 65 watts? Sorry for being a pest. Thanks for your help Rex.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.17(Wed)23:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most people shoot for around 30 ppm of CO2.
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