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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-24-2012, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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How to use drop checker

Hi i just bought a co2 drop checker, got a liquid solution with it, but dont know how to install it or cant even find any instruction, do i just add the solution in the glass item and set it in the tank or do i need to add tank water in the solution too......
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No tank water.
You want RO or DI water adjusted to 4 degrees KH. There are instructions here on how to make such water. Basically you add baking soda to the water, but the instructions are very carefully created to make sure you end up with the right level of carbonate in the water.
Then you add the pH indicator solution.

Here is a thread with DIY 4dKH solution:

Another DIY 4*dkh Solution
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Thanks for the link Diana, i have some more question to ask that im not clear about is,

1. if i need to make the 4dKH solution by my self then why this solution didnt came with the drop checker, and why did they provided just one kind of solution instead of the both

2 and if i need to make this solution and add with the one solution that came with the package then how much do i need to add of this solution and the solution that came with the one

3. or the solution that came with the drop checker is 4dKH solution and u suggesting me to make this solution so if the solution that came with the drop checker is done using i can use this diy one.
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Thanks for the link Diana, i have some more question to ask that im not clear about is,

1. if i need to make the 4dKH solution by my self then why this solution didnt came with the drop checker, and why did they provided just one kind of solution instead of the both

2 and if i need to make this solution and add with the one solution that came with the package then how much do i need to add of this solution and the solution that came with the one

3. or the solution that came with the drop checker is 4dKH solution and u suggesting me to make this solution so if the solution that came with the drop checker is done using i can use this diy one.
Just wondering if you figured out the drop checker solution?
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