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Water or Glycerine

I just wanna see what others prefer in their bubble counter (JBJ) style? I use a mix of the both, but I noticed it has to be an exact mix. If you use all water the bubble count is different from when u have all glycerine could be wrong tho. It looks that way to me cuz water is a thinner viscosity so the bubbles come much faster. It seems the opposite with glycerine. Anyone have some input on this what do u think?

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Either will work, though in the end, it's up to you what you want to use.

I use water because it is easier to clean up. Evaporation is a bit of a hassle, but less worrisome if it makes its way into the line.

Of course, bubble speed will be different, but you should only be using the bubble counter for a quick reference (i.e. my 3 bubbles per second might not be the same as your 3 bubbles per second).

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I use mineral oil. Non-destructive to the needle valve, doesn't evaporate, and no water stains. Glycerin is essentially sugar water. Wouldn't be my first choice but YMMV.
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I use mineral oil. Non-destructive to the needle valve, doesn't evaporate, and no water stains. Glycerin is essentially sugar water. Wouldn't be my first choice but YMMV.
Wow this is a new one, I have mineral oil too never thought of it.
Will also condition seals if it gets into the NV too an maybe give the fish a bit of a better digestive track if it get in tha tank LOL. This was the whole reason for asking to learn u know Tanks for the input.

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Either will work, though in the end, it's up to you what you want to use.

I use water because it is easier to clean up. Evaporation is a bit of a hassle, but less worrisome if it makes its way into the line.

Of course, bubble speed will be different, but you should only be using the bubble counter for a quick reference (i.e. my 3 bubbles per second might not be the same as your 3 bubbles per second).
DB always good to hear from u Tanks.

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I also use mineral oil in the bubble counter. Water evaporates way too quickly.
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+1 on the mineral oil. Been using it for years.
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