07-13-2019, 04:57 AM
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Slovakia, Europe
| | Re: Oxydator mini in a 10 gallon Taiwan bee Tank
Oxydator works on a simple principle - catalyst speeds up the natural decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen - these are the tiny bubbles you can see in the bottle. Accumulated oxygen pushes hydrogen peroxide out from the bottle, where it reacts with the ceramic bowl - releasing pure oxygen and water into the tank (this usually can't be seen as oxygen dissolves into the tank water almost instantly). Higher concentration of H2O2 means higher rate of released oxygen in the bottle and into the tank. 12% is probably safe to use if you won't spill it in the tank directly, but one bottle won't last as long as with 6%. Also be more careful while handling 12% as even 6% can "burn" the skin.
Personally I use 6% H2O2 and rather increase number of catalysts if I want more released hydrogen peroxide/oxygen. If you want one bottle to last longer, use lower concentrations of hydrogen peroxide - mini Oxydators used to come with 3% or 4.5% in the past (if my memory serves me well), so these concentrations will work fine.
Going above 12% is probably too risky and frankly, I don't see any point in doing it.