Thanks for the input guys!
Ive ordered some Co2 Art hose....then I will add a small piece of silicone for the acrylic/glass diffusers!
I didn't want to do this....as I wanted one continuous piece of soft flex hose but couldn't source grey in the ADA set, so beggars cant be choosers...
I purchased a length of Dennerle Crystal Line CO2 Hose Black , in September. I thought this would be similar too the green soft flex stuff.
Tried using it keeps splitting on the nipple of the bubble counter.....must be old stock! :mad:
Can anyone recommend some Co2 soft flex...
You don't put water inside the diffuser!
That diffuser was probably on a timer and had been switched off..... and water has seeped into the chamber!
Best if you soak the new diffuser in water for a few hours this will help to let the Co2 out!
Used one in this journal....you can always keep it as a backup if you run out of Fire extinguisher/cylinder Co2!
You mean the Bubble Counter!
Drop Checker goes in the aquarium to monitor Co2 levels;)
Those plastic check valves are not much good...they tend to fail.
Try moving the Check Valve just above the Bubble counter for the time being.
Purchase a couple of better quality valves like below.
Need a U bend!
Available in glass also.
This might be an option....but you would have to pay a Royal Mail handling customs fees :(
2L Aquarium CO2 Generator System Kit, CO2 Stainless Steel Cylinder Generator System, Carbon Dioxide Reactor Kit for Plants Aquarium: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home
I wouldn't add fish if your aiming to achieve a Limeade coloured drop checker:( you may be asking for trouble!
You could gas or stress your fish!
If fish are coming from a similar Co2 aquarium environment there maybe less stress on the fish.
Stick to the green colour for the time being, add...
I think if you contact the seller they will give you the information!
I run JBL Bio with a Aquario Neo diffuser so best bet is purchasing one of them.
Although I've never owned one of these Aqua Medic regs!
Just another point, you will need to select a diffuser that will run at 1.5bar as this working pressure is pre-set with this regulator, I think!
Look for Aquili System CO2 Small System for Aquarium Set With Cylinder From 300 Gr
The above is an Italian company,
I had a small brass regulator set from the same company....which was pretty good quality!
The reg screwed on the top of a Disposable Cylinder!
The working pressure was...
Personally I've added it onto the outflow of the filter tubing!
My reason is, you could potentially get gas trapped in the filter which could cause large bubbles coming out the spraybar or the lily pipe.
Not sure about having a detrimental effect on the beneficial bacteria within the filter...
The link you provided is for the cylinder only!
The above cylinder doesn't have a solenoid valve either.
You may have to pay import fees also:eek:
There are... Bio Co2 products from the larger aquatic companies available!
These sold in kits...
These are more stable, but obviously have short time limits producing Co2 compared with a 2KG extinguisher .
There are various U Tube...
You could always go down the Bio Co2 route!
This application of Co2 last approximately 40 to 50 days.
Switching to the
will help with better dissolution of the Co2!
Try the below method from another UKaps thread.
This recipe has been given by Clive (ceg4840). So I am sure that the recipe works.
Just mix 3 G of backing soda with 500 ml of distilled water.
Then you just take 5 ml of this mixture you just made and mix with 245 ml of new distilled water. And...
This diffuser doesn't have a check valve....;)
So add one....or better 2...one just after the regulator,.....one before the diffuser.
If you had a leak somewhere...I'm sure the working pressure gauge would fluctuate slightly!
I've have used the UP inline diffusers and the Co2 chamber does fill with some water!
Its pushed out once the Co2 is switched on!
I use 2 Check valves....one about 20cm before the in line diffuser and one just after the regulator!
The one before the UP diffuser seems to help keep the pressure...
Micro bubbles are a indicator where the Co2 is being dispersed around the aquarium.....so is a good thing in my experience!
You can observe if you have a flow distribution problem easily when it comes to Co2 implementation!
Plants love those little tiny micro bubbles clinging to their leaves...
It doesn't matter as long as it's a good fit!
Ive used Soft flex Co2 tubing from the regulator and to the glassware!
Denerel do a green version!
I've had various opaque and clear soft flex Co2 tubing over the years!
ADA...do some Grey coloured off the top of my head!
Have you read the below article from Clive!
6.8 is good!
Your going in the right direction, Co2 needs small adjustments if your not familiar with this side of the hobby!
Where is the Up inline attached?
I recon...this regulator is about 1.50 bar working pressure!
Being a new Up atomiser it may run for a period then get clogged up...have you tried cleaning it?
I used to run mine at 2.15 bar on the JBL regulator that was just enough to produce the micro bubbles!
I would try and get the Ph down to a least 6.8 before lighting comes on!
Up the bubble rate for the 2.5 hours before lights come on....you need to be vigilant if you have fish or critters in the aquarium!
A couple of Co2 drop checkers would be a asset.....distributed at different ends of the...
Although its been stated that Co2 can affect O ring and seal integrity....I don't think there has been any reported on this forum!
Many aquaplanters use the Up Atomiser on the outlet side.....this method keeps the atomiser cleaner for that reason!
As Fiske has stated....:thumbup:
If you use...
This is the adapter you will need...;)
Hi Matt....look below!
All you would need is a timer to engage the open and closed position of the solenoid.....which is attached to the Co2 Regulator!
The UP atomiser should be connected to the out flow side of the filter tubing...the UP atomiser produces tiny Micro bubbles which some users dislike!
If you have a External filter I would go with a in-line diffuser like a UP atomiser!
If your installing a internal diffuser there is a whole selection available to choice from...glass/plastic/stainless steel.....its more of a personal choice!
Most do a decent job....but need cleaned regularly...
Indeed....regarding live stock and Co2 injection!
If you do increase bubble rate it has to be done slowly over several days!
If your going to add more fish...be careful as they usually come from a well aerated tank environment in the local fish store!
More filtration is better than...