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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-13-2013, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Effective co2 diffuser bubble counter?

Looking for a good valued co2 diffuser bubble counter...

Ive seen Up and Aquatek 3 in 1 brands. Which one should I use?
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I've been using the Aquatek 3n1 since about April and its working just fine. I've taken the ceramic disk out a couple of times to clean and just popped it back in with no problems. I'll probably upgrade in the future but it's working fine for now

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The aquatek works well but in my experience the bubble count is artificially high because of the way the silicone valve inside produces relatively small bubbles compared to a JBJ style counter. This isn't a problem in actual use assuming you are using a drop checker or KH and pH to confirm your CO2 level, just something to be aware of if you are comparing "rates" with what you see posted online.

Truthfully the only diffusers I've used that seem inconsistent are the glass ones - the ceramic disks don't seem to produce bubbles as fine as the plastic bodied ones with replaceable disks.
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I've used 2 or 3 aquatek ones but they start to leak at where the hose is connected. I use co2 tubing.

I eventually replaced it all with an GLA one which has the fine funnel and a built in check valve. It works the best and it has pressure fittings on the tubing.

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