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Old 06-27-2006, 07:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I'm setting up a pressurized co2 system for my 25 gallon tank. Been doing research and think i'll be getting this

http://cgi.ebay.com/JBJ-CO2-Regulato...QQcmdZViewItem

I was wondering though, can you just put water inside a bubble counter? or does it have to be a special fluid?

While i'm at it, does the regulator combo above look allright? I'll be going with a co2 tank locally.

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It is ok to use water in a bubble counter. That regulator combo is ok, but not really a bargain. For a few more dollars you can get a much better regulator. Or you can get a Milwaukee or JBJ one for less if you shop around more.
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I use mineral oil in my bubble counter - no need to refill as it does not evaporate as does water. Mineral oil can be purchased from any pharmacy. If you want to get fancy you can add some food coloring and call it "special bubble counter fluid".
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Be careful about using just anything in there. While water or mineral oil would work the ideal product is actually the same as blinker fluid that's used in your car.

Who woulda thought?
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Not nice, Carl
http://www.geocities.com/changeyourb...uid/index.html

Anyway...also found at your local pharmacy is glycerin. This will work as well without evaporation.
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