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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-18-2005, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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Will a gas separator reduce yeast slime on ladder?

Hi All,

I have been using the Hagen CO2 and am experimenting with a 2L DIY CO2 and the Hagen ladder. The white stuff from the yeast tends to build up quick ly on the bottom rung of the ladder. I know the stuff is not harmful to fish, but it accumulates so fast that it can block the bubbles' path within a day. This makes it difficulty to maintin CO2 consistency.

Currently, I have the CO2 bottle, a check valve, and then it goes to the ladder in the tank. If I add a gas separator bottle (with water in which the CO2 passes through between the CO2 bottle and the tank), will adding it help? Will the white stuff be deposted in the gas seperator or will it still go through onto the ladder?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-19-2005, 12:26 AM
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You hit the nail right on the head.
I did a quick setup with CO2, never included a bubble counter, and had the same problem.
Once you add a bubble counter, or gas separator which ever you want to call it, you won't get thatís slim.
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Perfect. I suspect that it might do the trick. Thanks.

How much water should be in the bubble counter or how much space should be left at the top (or does it matter)? I'm thinking of using a ~500 ml juice bottle. Sounds ok?

And where should the check valve be? between the CO2 and bubble counter or between bubble counter and tank?

Thanks in advance!
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500ml bottle would be fine I think, just put about 3/4 water in it.
As far as the check valve I would put it between the CO2 bottle and the bubble counter, that way when you replace the CO2 you won't have to re-pressurize the bubble counter.
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