Natural Co2 from well water

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Natural Co2 from well water

Unread postby Discus » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:40 pm

Many of the forum members may not accept this but this a reality from my experience.

Yes you can maintain about 15 - 25 ppm co2 without adding any means of Co2 supplementation.

I'm living in Kerala. As the natural ponds having a lot of co2 similarly our well water is having good amount of co2. As said earlier you people may not accept this statement but it is true. Whenever I do a 60 or above water change I can see the co2 indicator turning from dark blue to light green even without adding any co2. If I managed to keep the water stagnant it will remain greener. And if I do some surface agitations it will gradually turns to blue.

I think people in Kerala residing at Kottayam district or Western parts of Kerala (maybe whole Kerala) they don't need to add any extra co2 instead keep a 30 percent water change every 4 days or so without surface agitation. I don't know about well water in other places in India or worldwide but our well water is really a Co2 source. It's redsoil at the topmost layer here and below 3 feet or so it's laterite and when go to deep it's like non molten marble stone like soil.

After a lot of surface agitation now my indicator is blue. Maybe at next water change I can prove this.

I must preserve this co2 source lol

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Re: Natural Co2 from well water

Unread postby SCORPIO » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:42 pm

Discus wrote:Many of the forum members may not accept this but this a reality from my experience.

Yes you can maintain about 15 - 25 ppm co2 without adding any means of Co2 supplementation.

I'm living in Kerala. As the natural ponds having a lot of co2 similarly our well water is having good amount of co2. As said earlier you people may not accept this statement but it is true. Whenever I do a 60 or above water change I can see the co2 indicator turning from dark blue to light green even without adding any co2. If I managed to keep the water stagnant it will remain greener. And if I do some surface agitations it will gradually turns to blue.

I think people in Kerala residing at Kottayam district or Western parts of Kerala (maybe whole Kerala) they don't need to add any extra co2 instead keep a 30 percent water change every 4 days or so without surface agitation. I don't know about well water in other places in India or worldwide but our well water is really a Co2 source. It's redsoil at the topmost layer here and below 3 feet or so it's laterite and when go to deep it's like non molten marble stone like soil.

After a lot of surface agitation now my indicator is blue. Maybe at next water change I can prove this.

I must preserve this co2 source lol

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Re: Natural Co2 from well water

Unread postby vikramdutta11 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:52 am

SCORPIO wrote:
Discus wrote:Many of the forum members may not accept this but this a reality from my experience.

Yes you can maintain about 15 - 25 ppm co2 without adding any means of Co2 supplementation.

I'm living in Kerala. As the natural ponds having a lot of co2 similarly our well water is having good amount of co2. As said earlier you people may not accept this statement but it is true. Whenever I do a 60 or above water change I can see the co2 indicator turning from dark blue to light green even without adding any co2. If I managed to keep the water stagnant it will remain greener. And if I do some surface agitations it will gradually turns to blue.

I think people in Kerala residing at Kottayam district or Western parts of Kerala (maybe whole Kerala) they don't need to add any extra co2 instead keep a 30 percent water change every 4 days or so without surface agitation. I don't know about well water in other places in India or worldwide but our well water is really a Co2 source. It's redsoil at the topmost layer here and below 3 feet or so it's laterite and when go to deep it's like non molten marble stone like soil.

After a lot of surface agitation now my indicator is blue. Maybe at next water change I can prove this.

I must preserve this co2 source lol

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Yes very interesting, bt please please post pics while next water change with every details.

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Re: Natural Co2 from well water

Unread postby Discus » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:02 am

Sure. I posted this phenomena in other forums too. There also some people from Michigan and Europe shared their similar experience. Actually to keep co2 levels high we need to avoid surface agitation. As I'm having one 2500 L/h Top filter and another DIY top filter having output of 880 L/h from an internal filter it's not easy to keep without agitations. I have to find a way to achieve calm water.

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Re: Natural Co2 from well water

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:45 pm

Can we keep the co2 ppm near constant for next 4 days after water change?

very interesting note and valid.
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Re: Natural Co2 from well water

Unread postby Discus » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:50 pm

At least for 2 days with small flow from top filter and 3 or 4 days with stagnant water.
Now I added a new top filter with 2500 L/h flow rate. So it's difficult to maintain water without movement.

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Re: Natural Co2 from well water

Unread postby Discus » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:10 pm

Today I made a big water change. About 75% wc.

See my drop checker.

Before Water change

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After water change
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It's now green and turning to yellow
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Re: Natural Co2 from well water

Unread postby Discus » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:18 pm

Now it's perfect yellow even with high water movement
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Re: Natural Co2 from well water

Unread postby vikramdutta11 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:16 pm

WOW, thats gr8. How many days will the CO2 will stay, please let us know too.

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Re: Natural Co2 from well water

Unread postby Discus » Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:48 pm

If kept water stagnant it will last about 3 days but now I'm having heavy agitation which may last only about 10 or 12 hours

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