I have been wondering for some time if there is a level of ppm that shouldn't be reached or that is too high.
I have been seeing for the last couple of months levels of up to 280ppm in my main tank and I am wondering if that is ok. I dose EI so obviously that's the reason.
New to modern Aquatics, a little knowledge is dangerous, I purchased a 4 stage RO unit, not happy with the flow I added another RO chamber that filtered the cleaning water from the first chamber, this reduced my waste water & upped the delivery of RO water.
So now I have a 5 chamber unit:
LED lights are on for 9 hours at maximum 40% of their capacity.
KH color test (with a Sera drop set), color change at the 7th and sometimes 6th drop, tap water is at the 8th.
Water temperature 22.5-23C.
These drop tests are not very accurate!!
PH (Sera drop test set)
08:00 >7 14-21 ppm (KH7...
I get the impression that 30ppm is the target CO2 concentration in planted aquaria. If what I say is correct, why is 30 ppm CO2 considered optimum?
Looking at the Tropica aquatic plants website, I see that many, if not most, plants are happy with less than 15ppm. That being so, I am...