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Water turn cloudy after adding CO1 injection.

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by ryanjunobautista, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. ryanjunobautista

    ryanjunobautista New Member

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    I had a co2 injection for 1 bubble per second in my ten gallon tank, 50 percent planted. after a couple of days of injecting CO2, water becomes cloudy. Is it possible that i am undergoing the cycle again? Please help. i have a co2 drop checker an it is lime green in color. the plants seem to be growing. No fishes are gasping for air and all.. I have a high light, LED 10,000K. I dunno what is happening now...
     
  2. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    I would guess that the CO2 injection is just a coincidence and the cloudy water is not from the CO2, if it is pressurized.

    is it DIY? if so, some yeast could have gotten into your tank.

    I would suggest a few large water changes and see if it clears up.
     
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    ryanjunobautista New Member

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    hey shadow, it is pressurized and now it is clearer than ever. Thanks so much. The problem is that the glycerin went into the water. Solved it by buying a check valve.
     
  4. John N.

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    Ryan what was the source of the glycerin?

    -John N.
     
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    ryanjunobautista New Member

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    Hey John, nice you replied to two of my concerns... anyway, the glycerin is used for the bubble counter. I used a check valve so that the co2 wont push the glycerin out into the water....
     
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    Oh, that's right. I forgot people used glycerin in bubble counters. Thanks for the clarification.

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    I have no idea that some people put glycerin in bubble counter. Any particular reason?
     
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    ryanjunobautista New Member

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    because the bubble is easier to count (more precise IME) and it doesnt evaporate as water does...
     
  9. ryanjunobautista

    ryanjunobautista New Member

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    no prblem John..
     

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