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bugpb60 09-05-2020 01:34 PM

Co2 - Water in bubble counter
 
Hello,

I add water every 3 weeks in my bubble counter because there is not enough water?
Does anyone know a good liquid solution other than water ?


Thanks

mistergreen 09-05-2020 01:49 PM

Re: Co2 - Water in bubble counter
 
I haven't done this but try mineral oil.

bugpb60 09-05-2020 10:59 PM

Re: Co2 - Water in bubble counter
 
Hello,
Thanks for your answer. There is no risk for fish with mineral oil ?

EdWiser 09-06-2020 04:52 AM

Re: Co2 - Water in bubble counter
 
Mineral oil is what you use instead of water.

bugpb60 09-06-2020 06:56 AM

Re: Co2 - Water in bubble counter
 
have you example of mineral oil ?

mistergreen 09-06-2020 08:26 AM

Re: Co2 - Water in bubble counter
 
Hopefully you don't get the mineral oil in your tank. It would float in the water where you can scoop it out.

It is made from petroleum, it's colorless, odorless. It doesn't evaporate like water so will last very long in the bubble counter.
You don't want to use vegetable oil because they spoil and harden overtime.

bugpb60 09-06-2020 01:34 PM

Re: Co2 - Water in bubble counter
 
Thanks for your answer. I hesitate to use it if i had to collect after in ther water.

EdWiser 09-06-2020 01:52 PM

Re: Co2 - Water in bubble counter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bugpb60 (Post 1009283)
have you example of mineral oil ?



Pure Mineral Oil, Food Grade, USP Grade, For Cutting Boards, Butcher Blocks, Counter tops, Wood Utensils (8 oz (.5 lb)) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G5KVW4G..._PMvvFb1Y0ZEF0

Above is one type You can pick it up at a grocery store or drug store.

I started using it 35 years ago with my first calcium reactor for a reef tank.

mistergreen 09-06-2020 02:00 PM

Re: Co2 - Water in bubble counter
 
You can also use glycerine, I’ve read. It’s non toxic.

ChuckM 09-10-2020 10:28 PM

Re: Co2 - Water in bubble counter
 
Just a warning if you're using a diffuser stone at the tank end you probably shouldn't use anything other than distilled water. At least this is true with the CO2Art Bazookas where they explicitly say that. Anything else will clog the pores.


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