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mo2vation 02-03-2013 03:26 PM

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?

Thanks


-Ken

oldpunk78 02-03-2013 04:45 PM

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.

mo2vation 02-03-2013 04:51 PM

heehee...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by oldpunk78 (Post 2433514)
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.

:icon_redf


Thanks

Lil' Swimz$ 02-03-2013 05:22 PM

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

ChadRamsey 02-03-2013 05:50 PM

i change mine monthly-ish??

laqu 02-03-2013 06:14 PM

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)
..
and yes, I am a complete kultz - thus the getting tank water in it...

Darkblade48 02-03-2013 08:54 PM

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

Quote:

Originally Posted by laqu (Post 2434210)
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)

:icon_eek: I am surprised baby shrimp are making their way into your drop checker.

laqu 02-06-2013 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darkblade48 (Post 2435570)
I also change my solution on a monthly basis or so.


:icon_eek: 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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