I don't know if this is accurate or not. But I used the Hamza reef calculator in backwards steps. I input my stale water PH 7.33 then changed alkalinity until the calculated CO2 was 3.0 (std indoor co2?). I needed 2.3 alk for this. So my combined alk with other buffers is 2.3. I then used 2.3 with PH of tank water 6.15 and calculated CO2 of 44 ppm.Thats 1.2 drop...maybe back off a tad
Keep an eye out that it stays steady and fish are ok...if it does id say you are close to dialed in
Looks perfect. If fish are ok you are all good.day old tank water PH 7.10
tank water PH 6.11
Effective Alk dKH for PH 7.1 with CO2 at 3ppm = 1.3 dKH
CO2 of tank water at 6.11 PH assuming effective Alk at 1.3 dKH. = 28.5 ppm.
I'll keep the CO2 at this level.
May not hurt to slowly ramp lighting back up a littleWeekly update time. The gha was bit less this week. Bba was also down. Some leaves are clear now, most have bba on the edges, and a few are still fully covered.
i trimmed out as many of the bad leaves as I could. What’s interesting is my phosphate and nitrate are up this week despite dosing less My theory (Or is it hope) is the bba is dying and releasing stored nitrate and phosphate.
I am keeping things the same again this week.
Yes up the light and get those plants pearling! If everything is back in balance, the plants can outcompete the algaeTank seems roughly the same as last week maybe better? I’m not sure. Phosphate is starting to come down again. I’ll add 2 hrs to the lights this week. I need to figure out how to photo the tank better reflections are bad.