PH, CO2 & Ventless fireplace have in common? Trouble

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by Otty, Dec 10, 2007.

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  1. a1amap

    a1amap Astrea Snail

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    I had the same problem. My tank is downstairs and around the corner from the heater. No matter how much soda I added I could never keep my PH above 8. Then I read a post by tangster to help someone else about PH and I added a line on the skimmer to the outside.
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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    You know I wish I read these thread a couple years back when I had my 20 long going. I had constant pH issues with that tank. Although I think nanos are prone to that a bit, I realize now that it was right near my gas heater vent in my floor... drat!

    Great thread.
     
  4. Otty

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    Well I just got done running a line outside of the house to hook up to the skimmer air inlet, hope this helps somewhat. :-/
     
  5. Tangster

    Tangster 3reef Sponsor

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    Well if not then add a airstone or a oxygen reactor .
     
  6. Otty

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    I put 4 air stones in it Monday with a Dolphin 5 Star pump.
     
  7. reef_guru

    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    if you can put the inlet side of the air pump outside of your house that would make a huge difference
     
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  9. Otty

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    Might be able to put it in the garage, Mommy pulls in and out everyday so the air should be good. Will work on that...thanks Reef_guru
     
  10. reef_guru

    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    the only thing i worry about would be the car exhaust, do you have a window near by
     
  11. Otty

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    She never lets the car run in the garage as it is under the house so she just starts and pulls out. The tank is in the basement with the only way out is the garage or go up stairs so there is not window to use. I will work on some way of getting air in the fish room if I have to pump cold air in. :-/
     
  12. reef_guru

    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    since its in your basement what about adjacent to the dryer vent