An Easy Way to Increase Your Tank's pH with a CO2 Scrubber

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  1. CoachRDB

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    Let's see how this works
     
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    250mixreef Well-Known Member

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    2 things I see as a possible problem are reducing the air intake. Also the air has to be pulled through the soda lime like a filter are there holes on the bottom I can't see in the pics
     
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    Yeah I drilled a bunch of holes in the bottom of the cylinder. I'll keep an eye on it and make changes if needed
     
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    Where did you get the media
     
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    jelly Well-Known Member

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    You can oder 5 gallon buckets from airgas for 80$ of that stuff and color changing to
     
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    There is a link I think on the first page of this thread for a small 3 pound bag. That's what I bought.
     
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    I hard used it
     
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    Good luck I hope it works for you
     
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    It already has. My PH has never gone over 2.7 at the high point of the day. 2 hours after installing this its reading 3.0.
     
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    I have a 5 gallon bucket of it and I don't even us it anymore.
     
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    Your phone should be around 8 not 3
     
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    Ph
     
  13. 250mixreef

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    I'm confused about this as well
     
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    Lol. 8.3
     
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    Make that 8.31. [​IMG]
     
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    jelly Well-Known Member

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    Order this from airgas if you find your self using alot of it. Brs is more expensive
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  17. 250mixreef

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    What size is your tank
     
  18. CoachRDB

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    Only a 68
     
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    180. I burned throw brs media reactor full in less then 2 days
     
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    Wow
     

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