Co2 Inline Diffuser

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    billmarshall94 Valued Member Member

    when using an inline Co2 diffuser what is the best what to check the Co2 level? I have a drop checker which is just visible and API kg & gh test kit...since there is no bubble counter..Thanks
     
  2. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    Bumping this up for you
     
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    billmarshall94 Valued Member Member

    thanks
     


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    billmarshall94 Valued Member Member

    I guess I would just run it from co2 tank to bubble counter then over to the inline diffuser...
     
  5. scottishduck

    scottishduck Valued Member Member

    Been looking into this myself (for curiosity's sake).

    I think you can just put a bubble counter in before it adds to the diffuser.
     
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    billmarshall94 Valued Member Member

    that's what I have now..
     
  7. aniroc

    aniroc Well Known Member Member

    Is it an atomiser or a reactor? Can you post a picture?
     
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    billmarshall94 Valued Member Member

    this what I ordered, but they sent 1/2" mine takes 3/4"..[​IMG]
     
  9. aniroc

    aniroc Well Known Member Member

    I am not familiar with that particular atomiser, some of them require quite a bit of pressure (30-40 psi) to produce bubbles.
    A drop checker is what I use to estimate CO2 level in the tank. I must admit that it is not the best way since actual CO2 bubbles can enter the airspace giving higher readings (like 30 ppm CO2 when the tank water has less). Ideally, the drop checker should measure previously dissolved CO2 (like when you use a reactor).
    The position of the drop checker (away from diffuser) should minimize the error.
     
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    billmarshall94 Valued Member Member

    I have a drop checker in my tank now, I was running a DIY co2, but now I picked up a 10# & regulator with silonoid .