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    Thumbs up What's up with my reactor? Help!!

    I can't figure what I'm doing wrong. My reactor has been running for over 3 weeks. The first 3 weeks, everything was great. Alk at a constant 9ish, and calcium at around 400. At the end of October I did a 40g water change, on my 180. And ever since My reactor hasn't been working good. My Alk is going from 9.5 to 8.3 overnight and back up to the low 9's again. I haven't adjusted my bubble count, or effluent. And I can't get my Ph of my efflunt to stay constant. It's bouncing around from 6.2 to 7.0. Anyone have any suggestions? It's extremely fustrating, and wondering if using a 2 part would be easier in the long run. Thanks guys.

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    I would stop injecting co2, but keep the reactor running for a few days and check the reading again.

    Is it a single or double chamber ? How many bubbles/min, eflluent rate ?

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    It's a double chamber. Bubbles are at 38bpm, efflunt is probably around 100 drops/min. I use my ph meter to get a reading of 6.5 to 6.7 to really measure my effluent. just adjust till I get the right reading.

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    what type of reactor?

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    Reactor is from Harley

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