Mineral Oil In Aquarium
I finally got around to setting up my co2 and of course I think I made a pretty huge mistake. I had read that using glycerin or mineral oil is a good fluid to go with inside the bubble counter for accurate bubble counting so I ended up going with mineral oil. I filled it about 3/4 full and then after that things seemed to be flowing good (no pun intended). I started to tidy up some of the mess I had made after doing a 50% water change and unpacking the co2 stuff. After about a half hour or so, I came back to check the bubble counter and the fluid was a little less than half. I immediately unplugged the solenoid and washed out everything out with hot water that I believe came into contact with the oil -bubble counter, tubing and diffuser as best I could and filled the counter with water from the tank.
Has anyone else experienced getting mineral oil into their tank? How did you go about removing it? I'm worried that the oil will be hard to get out and contaminate the tank and make all my hard work and effort for naught. ):
Any insight would be very much appreciated.