You assume correct. I think the regulator is sound, the bps are always consistent throughout the day. The diffuser produces lots of even sized bubbles across the entire ceramic surface, not just one part of it so I'd say its working correctly. Moderate surface agitation, I get small tornado like funnels appearing at the surface, its kinda cool to watch and the fish seem to like it! Its not as bad as it sounds, all the plants are gently swaying and the fish aren't having to swim for their lives either. Its almost as though my CO2 doesn't escape from the water fast enough, if it did, I might be able to balance things easier... Kh is 10 which isn't all that high... I think I'm just going to buy one, I had one a couple of years ago but didn't use it properly. So you have 30ppm when your lights come on but then your drop checker slowly gets lighter throughout the day? Does it actually turn yellow or just a very light green. If you do use a PH controller, let us know how you get on in your journal as il be interested to follow your progress with itjaeger5 said:Really good photos jaeger!
Silly question maybe..... Was the lampeye still alive?
I've had them before but didn't realise what jumpers they are!In theory yes this sounds like a great idea. In all honestly iv never used a PH controller so have 0 experience with them.SLIM said:What are your thoughts on Ph controllers slim? Forgetting cost of course!
I cannot get my Ph to stabilize no matter what I do. My Drop checker goes green for maybe 3 hours of the day at best.
I'm sure this is normal but it certainly doesn't seem like an efficient use of CO2!
My plan is to have the Ph controller attatched to a timer so it switches on in the morning and regulates the Ph throughout the day until lights out.
Sound like a good idea?
From what i read, the trouble with them is IF they go wrong or faulter, you could end up gassing your fish.
The fact that your co2 rises through out the day to me suggests inconsistant co2.
This could be your reg? Diffuser perhaps, ceramics are not the best tbh. Plus how much surface agitation do you have also?
I assume your co2 is set to come on 2 hours before lights on also?