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CO2 Scrubbers

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Has anyone ever used a CO2 scrubber on their skimmer to raise pH?  Do you have any pics of a DIY CO2 scrubber you might have made, and how did it work for you?  I never used one on my other tanks and they were fine, but I'm thinking about giving it a try on my 30g build.  I'm not interested in chasing a target pH number, but if it'll regulate my pH a little higher and give me a little more growth I think it might be worth giving it a shot.  Seems like the cost of this color changing media is astronomical though...I did find some "high grade granular soda lime" on Amazon for a reasonable price, but has anyone ever used that stuff?

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each type I've used exhaust extremely fast. I've use TLF, BRS, and even bought bulk media that welders use. A canister would exhaust in 3-4 days for me.  While the media stablized Ph while new, its very difficult to maintain the stability as it exhaust and a normal working adult schedule..my two cents.

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On ‎1‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 8:18 PM, Smtwinn said:

each type I've used exhaust extremely fast. I've use TLF, BRS, and even bought bulk media that welders use. A canister would exhaust in 3-4 days for me.  While the media stablized Ph while new, its very difficult to maintain the stability as it exhaust and a normal working adult schedule..my two cents.

 

Yeah, doesn't seem like it's worth it to me.  Might revisit this in the future, but I definitely don't plan on trying it any time soon.

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