View Poll Results: Running Airstone at night, Co2 During Day

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  • I run an airstone at night.

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  • I don't run an airstone at night.

    16 66.67%
  • I run an airstone /w co2 during the day.

    3 12.50%
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    I get my tank tomorrow night and when I set up my tank, I will be running my co2 during the day and turning off at night, no air stone. I will have to see how it goes and find out whether my co2 goes down enough during the night. I am pretty sure if you have a little agitation at the surface, you would be ok.
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    I am using a green CO2 diffuser that I bought online sometime ago like the ones you you see on Ebay. I have it connected to the outflow tube of my canister and then to the spraybar. The drop checker is by Redsea and I use a 4dkh solution in it. I have a milwaukee dual stage regulator with solenoid and bubble counter like the ones on Amazon.com
    I turned off the airstone and my fish seem to be doing ok. I run my Co2 at one bubble per second.



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    Smokey. Your Miluwakee is a dual stage? It was my understanding that the miluwakees were all single stage?



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    Yes its a dual stage.



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    I'm not trying to dispute you or argue or sound like a know it all. But I think you may want to check again. Miluwakee only makes single stage units with dual gauges. Thus why I asked in my last post. A dual stage regulator is about 8 to 10 inches long measuring from the front of the handle to the rear of the regulator while a single stage is half that easily.



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    Me bad I guess you are right. I was thinking that because it has two dials that it was a dual stage.



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    Quote Originally Posted by smokey2957 View Post
    Me bad I guess you are right. I was thinking that because it has two dials that it was a dual stage.
    No worries Smokey. Lots of people have that happen. I build units single and dual stage so I've been fortunate enough to see plenty of them.



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    Anyone using a ph controller? I use one and my ph is always the same, I run green, and plants are stoked


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    I'm not a fan of ph controlers myself. A timer for lights and timer for co2 with the best adjustment you can dial in is what i prefer. Ph monitor doesn't control ppm of co2. It watches ph. I don't worry about the ph swing induced by co2. It's not the same as a ph crash or decay.

    Guess for me i prefer it constant. BBA can happen when co2 is inconsistent. A ph controler can cause that sometimes.
    Just my preference.



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    Quote Originally Posted by constevens View Post
    I'm not a fan of ph controlers myself. A timer for lights and timer for co2 with the best adjustment you can dial in is what i prefer. Ph monitor doesn't control ppm of co2. It watches ph. I don't worry about the ph swing induced by co2. It's not the same as a ph crash or decay.

    Guess for me i prefer it constant. BBA can happen when co2 is inconsistent. A ph controler can cause that sometimes.
    Just my preference.
    How are you checking your c02 ppm? Drop checker or an actual device? I use a drop checker which is about always in the green @ 5bps in my 150 w/ wet dry sump


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