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Bubble counter... how often do you change fluid?

I have a bubble counter I'm using - added the fluid, got it mounted, watched it change from blue to green yesterday... all very exciting.

This morning, came in and its blueish... as I'd suspect, having the CO2 off all night. Just fired up the CO2 an hour ago, in another hour I'll turn on the lights and I suspect by then I'll be seeing green again.

So how long will this 4 dKH and Reagent last in my bubble counter? Do I need to change it daily, or weekly, or??

Or once I'm in the groove and have a feel for the bubble counter and the interval I need to keep it in the green, will I even need it at all, except for the occasional sanity check?

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I've gone up to 6 months w/o changing out the 4dkh/ph reagent in my DROP CHECKER. I normally just change it out when I clean it. I've never noticed a difference in performance.
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heehee...

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I've gone up to 6 months w/o changing out the 4dkh/ph reagent in my DROP CHECKER. I normally just change it out when I clean it. I've never noticed a difference in performance.
Yeah... that's what I meant.




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The color does fade some after a few weeks, but it doesn't really bother me so I don't change it frequently.

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i change mine monthly-ish??



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i change mine when i tip it over and get tank water in it (every 2-3 weeks) or when i find dead shrimplets in it (i assume dead babies will change he kdh water)
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and yes, I am a complete kultz - thus the getting tank water in it...

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I also change my solution on a monthly basis or so.

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i change mine when i tip it over and get tank water in it (every 2-3 weeks) or when i find dead shrimplets in it (i assume dead babies will change he kdh water)
I am surprised baby shrimp are making their way into your drop checker.

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I also change my solution on a monthly basis or so.


I am surprised baby shrimp are making their way into your drop checker.
those buggers get everywhere!

i swear i have newborns daily...

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1 2 gallon 8" cube
1 10 gallon endlers tank
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Here they are http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/al...p?albumid=9625

6 gallon journal
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...208&highlight=


you can see more photos here the 4 8" cubes are on flicker... will get to their journal at some point (they are fun as they change often)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/laq/


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