Waterwaarden Zuurstof (O2) en koolstofdioxide (Co2)

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Here is what you should know about the water values of oxygen (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2). The right balance between these two water values is very important.

Oxygen (O2)

Oxygen is vital for shrimp and is indicated by the value O2. Shrimp appreciate (extra) oxygen. Oxygen deficiency can choke shrimp and other aquarium inhabitants.

The good oxygen water value for shrimp is 4 mg per liter.

With new aquariums, check the oxygen content twice every other week; in the morning and in the evening. With a turned-in aquarium twice every quarter; morning and evening. If unexplained shrimp death occurs, check the oxygen content.

Increase O2 

  • Aerate the water with, for example, an air stone;
  • Adjust your aquarium filter for good surface movement;
  • Add oxygen-increasing aquatic plants;
  • Add an Oxydator.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

Carbon dioxide is referred to as CO2 and is a very important nutrient for aquarium plants. Plants use CO2 during photosynthesis. The water is absorbed and, in short, oxygen is returned for it.

The good carbon dioxide water value for shrimp is 10 to 30 mg per liter.

Add CO2 

  • COadd by a gas bottle.

Lower CO2 

  • If acute: aerate immediately with an air pump;
  • Reduce the supply of the gas bottle.

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