Common questions

How do you use an aquarium drop checker?

How do you use an aquarium drop checker?

Invert your drop checker and fill the reservoir up half way with CO2 drop checker indicator solution. Using the suction cup, submerge the drop checker into your aquarium water and stick to the aquarium glass sides. Based on the concentration of your CO2 in your water, the colour of the solution will change.

What is glass CO2 diffuser?

The CO2 diffuser is a part of your CO2 regulation system. The CO2 diffuser breaks down the big bubbles from the bubble counter into tiny bubbles to be dissolved into the fish tank more easily and efficiently, raising the level of CO2 in the aquarium water.

How long does CO2 Drop Checker last?

The indicator fluid should be replaced every 4 to 6 weeks in order for the drop checker to work properly. Replace the fluid at the latest when it starts losing color and turns more transparent.

When should my drop checker turn green?

As you inject CO2 your drop checker will change colour (assuming you’re injecting enough CO2). The solution will begin to look a bit more green. When it hits a nice shade of green it means your pH is about 6.8 and your CO2 levels are 30ppm (parts per million).

Is Drop Checker necessary?

I would definitely use a drop checker especially when you start out. Eventually if things are very stable you could probably do without it. The more visual indicators the better. Even an intake diffuser is another visual indicator of how much co2 is entering the tank compared to a reactor, etc.

How many CO2 bubbles do I need?

Using the needle valve again, aim for around 1-2 bubbles per second coming through your bubble counter (a higher rate may be required in larger aquariums). The needle valve is quite sensitive, so only small movements are needed to alter the rate of CO2.

Can I use Airstone as CO2 diffuser?

If you mean using an air stone and a co2 diffuser simultaneously, then yes you can, no harm is done but nothing is achieved either because all your co2 gasses out of the water into the air due to the air stone. In tanks with co2 dosing, the surface of the water is generally kept still to avoid co2 gassing out.

What is the best aquarium CO2 diffuser?

The 6 Best CO2 Diffusers for Aquariums

  1. Fluval CO2 Ceramic Diffuser – Best Overall. Check Latest Price.
  2. Rhinox Nano CO2 Diffuser – Best Value. Check Latest Price.
  3. NilocG Aquatics Atomic Inline CO2 Atomizer Diffuser – Premium Choice.
  4. JARDLI Pollen Glass CO2 Diffuser.
  5. Aquario Neo CO2 Diffuser.
  6. AQUATEK 3-in-1 CO2 Diffuser.

How often should you change Drop Checker solution?

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