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Cleaning your Professional Atomic CO2 Diffuser

Our professional Atomic CO2 diffusers are designed for supreme diffusion of CO2. Overtime, however, you may realize that it’s time to clean your diffuser to keep it performing optimally. We have put together a few guidelines and tips to help you clean and maintain your diffuser. Please remember to always handle your Atomic CO2 diffuser carefully. Install and remove the…

Our PPS-Pro Fertilizer Pack … Just Mix & Dose

It’s ready to go…our new PPS-Pro Fert Pack is everything you need to get started with the Perpetual Preservation System (PPS) method of fertilization. The PPS Pro method is a convenient, low maintenance method of fertilizing your planted tank. Our PPS-Pro Fert Pack includes: Two 500mL Fertilizer Dispensing Bottles Plantex CSM+B (trace elements) Potassium Nitrate KNO3 Mono Potassium Phosphate KH2PO4…

Understanding Aquarium Fertilizer & Planted Tank Fertilization Methods and Calculators

AQUARIUM FERTILIZATION METHODS AND CALCULATORS Fertilizer Dosing Methods: PPS-Classic and Pro (Perpetual Preservation System) Estimative Index (EI) Fertilizer Calculators: Calculator: Concentration vs Time and Plant Uptake using the Estimative Index Calculator: Nutrient Calculator WHEN, WHY, AND HOW TO FERTILIZE YOUR PLANTED TANK When to Fertilize, and Why Fertilize Fertilize planted tanks that implement carbon dioxide (CO2) injection, pressurized or DIY,…

8 Tips and “Must Knows” for your CO2 Regulator and Cylinder!

Don’t just remove your CO2 regulator when it’s time to refill. Before you remove it from the cylinder, make sure that you relieve the working pressure from the low pressure gauge. This prevents future damage to the low pressure gauge when you re-install the regulator onto the cylinder. Vent your CO2 cylinder for 1 to 2 seconds after you fill or refill it, before installing any…

Still a little fuzzy when it comes to the drop checker!?

Check out our blog article about how to properly use the drop checker, and learn the science behind it. Most importantly, when using a drop checker in your aquarium, you should know what the color of the indicator solution means for the CO2 levels in your aquarium. Accurate color observations can be made approximately 2 hours after initial placement of the…