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Nearly killed my discus

hixy

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I set up my brand new co2 system paid alot of money for the reg.I had it going nicely at a couple of bubbles a second to start with got home and the drop checker was yellow and the bubble counter was screaming i mean loads of bubbles a second why would this happen after i set it up nicely.The co2 is going into an inline diffuser .could it be i had the working pressure to high ?
 
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Natasha

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What did you have it set to, how full is/was the bottle and how long did you watch the CO2 count after setting it up? Glad your discus survived!
 

hixy

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Full pub bottle.I didnt watch it for very long it was set over 40 bar i think.i will leave it of until this weekend and i will be able to watch it all day .I just dont understand why the co2 was coming out so quickly and emptied the water from the bubble counter.Im thinking i had the pressure to high.
 

Tim Harrison

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Just as a for instance, I use the Up original inline atomiser, My working pressure is 3 bar, I've found it works best at that pressure. I think you're right, it is best to dial your CO2 in when you can be there to observe the changes.
 
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