Will Liquid Carbon Dioxide Reduce The Ph In My Water?

Somthingfishy01

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Right now I have 8.8 ppm Ph in my freshwater guppy tank.
I read somewhere that co2 will bring down the ph of water, is that true?
 

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I inject CO2 in 2 of my tanks. It will drop the ph. I'm not sure about liquid CO2 but I suspect it will.
 

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There is no such thing as liquid carbon dioxide unless you have bought some carbonic acid somewhere.

I now need to go find a marketing team. Brb.

Update:
Marketing team says go away. They don't wanna sell seltzer to fish keepers. I can't see why though. It would only cost about 50 bucks a week!
 

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Liquid co2 is just a carbon source usually and or some Glutaraldehyde ..It should not lower your pH.
Even gas CO2 only lowers the number not actually the real chemistry of water .
CO2 does not remove any of the hardness when you drop your pH 1 point that is why it bounces back up after it is off.
It is a gas reaction and not a water reaction ..CO2 really does not change water at all[even a little ]..
 

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I believe Glutaraldehyde is supplied in an acidic solution as it degrades less quickly in that form.

I am not saying this would be significant to aquarium pH.
 

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The CO2 in tanks and CO2 cartridges is liquid.

It's not the same things as "liquid carbon" products though.
 

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AvalancheDave said:
The CO2 in tanks and CO2 cartridges is liquid.

It's not the same things as "liquid carbon" products though.
Yeah but it wouldn't be a liquid by the time it got into the tank... unless you could keep the tank in a room with enough pressure. I wonder if the fish would mind... these are the important fish questions!
 

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