Run an airline outside now that it's cold to keep PH up?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by badbread, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. badbread

    badbread Guest

    So now that it's getting cold outside I can't keep the window right next to the tank wide open like I normally do. I've noticed my PH dropping A LOT. Before it would never drop below 8.01 at night and now it's going down to a new record last night, 7.66

    Would running the air intake line on my RS80 up to the window actually make any difference? Do you think it would be worth the effort?
     
  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Why don't you run the airline and find out? :D
     
  3. badbread

    badbread Guest

    Wish it was that easy, need to be able justify running an ugly airline up to the window to GF.
     
  4. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Make it into pretty airline :D
     
  5. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    Put lots of smileys on it. They make everything better.
     
  6. Erick

    Erick Guest

  7. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Well you could always say you think it should help...
     
  8. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    LOL :D
     
  9. badbread

    badbread Guest

    I'm going to try the smiley face thing tonight...

    *EDIT*
    :) :D :bigsmile: ;)
     
  10. Eight

    Eight Guest

    It helped with my tank, but i only had to go a few feet from a window to my tank in the kitchen... not sure how long your airline run would be...
     
  11. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    IT helped my tank :)
     
  12. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Boun was having pH problems with his tank and running the ar intake outside fixed it.
     
  13. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    Try attaching the new rage, mini LEDs on it. You can even incorporate them into your seasonal decoration by getting red & green ones. :bigsmile:
     
  14. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    I run my air intake line under the house :D so I don't need anything to make it look good
     
  15. glee

    glee Guest

    i dont really get it. is there a lack of o2 in your homes?
     
  16. iani

    iani Guest

    Not a lack of O2, but a higher level of CO2. CO2 and water = carbonic acid, which lowers the pH.
     
  17. glee

    glee Guest

    got houseplants?
     
  18. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    In winter with our houses closed more often the CO@ builds up and you'd have to have a forest to get it down to better levels if you can't vent it. Airline to outside is a great solution.
     

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