Alright so ill provide pictures along with the description of the issue. Equipment list:
5lb Co2 canister, GLA regulator, GLA canister, Was a GLA package.
GLA inline diffuser.
NilocG Drop Checker, Drop Checker Fluid.
GLA Clear Co2 tubing.
Double Manifold regulator. Problem Description:
I will Vividly describe this, as detailed as I possibly can, because I'm Dedicated to fixing this 65G tank within the next 3 months ready for planting.
The actual problem conclusion, not solution but the whole issue in a few words is, No Co2 Diffusion.
In my 65G aquarium I have 0% Co2 in the water, says the drop checker which is a cotton candy blue. So, that's my problem, 0% Co2 in the water.
According to GLA who didn't reply to my questions on This problem *eventually*, everything I'm doing is correct and I shouldn't be having this issue.
I think the problem is the inline diffuser because I had a big glass diffuser before and my drop checker was a nice lime green. I just go by the fish and the drop checker. But since I switched to the inline diffuser, I'm getting a blue drop checker...
Another thing that could be the problem inside the problem, is that there is roughly 6ft of tubing starting from the canister going and ending at the inline diffuser, but its all flat and straight no loopy lupe's or anything, and I have seen tubing longer than that on a tanks fixture!
Another thing!: is that when the co2 comes on, the bubble checker BLASTS bubbles out of the cone shaped hole, I MEAN IT BLASTS THEM! here is a pic mid blast:
Reason for that is because I have the valve all the way open so I can get "as much Co2" as I can into the tank! but I'm getting 0% Co2 in the tank!... Hope that adds up for you the reader, if not re-read it a few times...
So in preparation for the "finding out of this issue/problem" I took all the necessary precautions before making this post...
Changed out the drop checker fluid:
Above pic is before,
Below pic is mid change
Below the below pic is afterwards (1 hour after, still blue)
Also refilled the bubble counters (btw, the other drop checker to the right connects to my Fluval spec V diffuser and it works just fine, Drop checker in there is lime green.)
Co2 was refilled beginning of this month for the 2nd time since ive had these tanks up, wasn't even empty they said.
Here is the inline diffuser:
So I HOPE SO MUCH that someone can help me with this God awful frustrating issue.