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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-15-2011, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, Hi Guys, my new setup. Need some advice on my co2 diffuser as well. You can see below that i attached my inline co2 diffuser to my pre-filter hoping to get an excellent result but after waiting for almost 2hrs my co2 indicator is still blue. Hmm... am i doing it right? By the way, I just completed my setup about, yeah, 2hrs ago. I cant remember how long i waited last time. Do I need to wait longer?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-15-2011, 01:58 PM
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Hi what a great looking set up. Im going through the same thing now but I have fish so Ive been going really really slow and its taken me a cpl of days to get it in the green. I dont think your doing anything wrong at all
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Hi what a great looking set up. Im going through the same thing now but I have fish so Ive been going really really slow and its taken me a cpl of days to get it in the green. I dont think your doing anything wrong at all

Thanks for the assurance. I was able to pull out everything and just use a ceramic diffuser... but does it take so long to turn it into green? I remember last time when i was using a ceramic diffuser it only took me a few hrs to turn the indicator green...
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I LOVE it!!!

The DC should have started to change within those 2hrs. What type of CO2 are you using? I don't see a CO2 tank but I see the inline diffuser.


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I LOVE it!!!

The DC should have started to change within those 2hrs. What type of CO2 are you using? I don't see a CO2 tank but I see the inline diffuser.

Hmm... I'm using a pressurised co2 tank with dupla armatur regulator... is that what you mean?

Btw anyone know how to us a api carbonate hardness test kit? It is supposed to turn blue at first but mine turn green... at first drop.
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The DC should have started to change within those 2hrs. What type of CO2 are you using? I don't see a CO2 tank but I see the inline diffuser.

I'm thinking is it because there is no bubble and that is why it didnt affect the co2 indicator?
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There sould be an air bubble before the colored liquid. the KH test kit should start green and turn yellow if I remember correctly. Are you making your own drop checker fluid?


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There sould be an air bubble before the colored liquid. the KH test kit should start green and turn yellow if I remember correctly. Are you making your own drop checker fluid?

Hi thanks. The setup works. The indicator was green when i woke up this morning. : )
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