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Bubble Counter for DIY co2

I'm going to be using the citric acid/baking soda method of diy co2. I have read some of the popular threads in regards to that system. My question is.....what type of bubble counter do YOU use for this type system? Or.....which bubble counter would you recommend? Does it really matter which one you use in diy?
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add another bottle half filled with water then drill the cap for 2 lines the diy co2 line goes to the bottom of bottle and the out line is just strung into the bottle then ran to the tank
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Doesn't matter what type. But as long as you're just going to use plastic bottles, might as well use another one as a bc. I think I used a small Gatorade bottle way back. Small bottle, with a big cap so I could drill two holes for tubing into.

If you want to get fancy, there are bubble counters out there that have compression fittings at both ends. Unnecessary and more costly than a plastic bottle, but to each his own.
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add another bottle half filled with water then drill the cap for 2 lines the diy co2 line goes to the bottom of bottle and the out line is just strung into the bottle then ran to the tank
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Doesn't matter what type. But as long as you're just going to use plastic bottles, might as well use another one as a bc. I think I used a small Gatorade bottle way back. Small bottle, with a big cap so I could drill two holes for tubing into.

If you want to get fancy, there are bubble counters out there that have compression fittings at both ends. Unnecessary and more costly than a plastic bottle, but to each his own.
Thanks @Devinh and @kevmo911!! I never would have thought of diy bubble counter!
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