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is a bubble counter necessary? or can I go without using one?
My bubble counter always leak some how.
 

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Do you have a PH controller if so then you don't need one because the controller will turn of the CO2
you can set a needle valve low and count the bubbles in the out put device
reactor/ladder but if you have a difusser it might get harder to adjust.

I would say I don't think you need one
I will listen for more input here first.
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Do you have a PH controller if so then you don't need one because the controller will turn of the CO2
you can set a needle valve low and count the bubbles in the out put device
reactor/ladder but if you have a difusser it might get harder to adjust.

I would say I don't think you need one
I will listen for more input here first.
Robert
ditto.....DC
 

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I'm not sure. I have the Aqualine Bubble Counter, but when I test for leaks, I always find one in the bubble counter.
 

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you can set a needle valve low and count the bubbles in the out put device
reactor/ladder but if you have a difusser it might get harder to adjust.
That is what I do, eyeball the bubble coming out of the diffusor. I bump up the co2 just a little bit at a time until I'm at a good level.
 

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my aqualine leaks too

i think they are just horribily designed bubble counters

where the tubing attaches to the barb to direct CO2 into the counter is where i find most of my leaks

i just tossed the bubble counter and use my diffuser, of course it gives me a different bubble rate due to different size diameter, but it still serves as a pseudo bubble counter just fine
 
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