:) i only knew because i had to open my working pressure to almost 3.5 lol.
I cleaned my glass diffuser once i saw algae growing on it. I used to soak it in Easy Carbo for an hour and then put it back in the tank, within 2 days it was like new.
Hi, i had the same problem.
A) Soak the diffuser in water over night to loosen the ceramic so that bubbles can pass through, B) i upped my working pressure to around 3.5 bar C) Leave for at least 10-15 mins to see any difference.
Alistair gave me a new diffuser yesterday which you can see below.
My bubble counter is acting weird, can anyway tell me why its doing this (stopping and starting with the bubbles) i have currently set my pressure from 1.9 to 2.5 to allow the new diffuser to work.
Mikey what disposable bottle was the reg from, i bought a JBL Proflora 2 something.. and i needed the D-D thread converter only for it to work pal. I would recomond getting some rubber washers though to create a better seal.
Re: Need serious help with getting a larger CO2 set up advis
Hi mate why don't you go down the FE route? Check the threads on here for more info this is probably the cheapest route. Or try ebay or Aqaurist Classified.
I don't think there is any difference in performance but someone may correct me. Only thing i can say is that with an inline diffuser i found that my co2 bubbles got distributed more around the tank when i used my spray bar.
Just gonna throw this out there but you dont need one of these do you?
http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/dd-thre ... p-803.html
Failing that, i had a similar issue but i use the dd thread converter but you have to tighten it on really tight otherwise it leaks.
Would you say this is yellow?
I am having a bit of trouble with this i cant seem to get the right balance, i come back from work and my fish are gasping.
Can someone please assist, my diffuser has water in the bottom of it i dont think this is normal? i then find my bubble counter is full of water! i can only hope my check valve was set up correct and no water got through!
which direction should this check valve be to stop the water?
Actually, what i am looking at is not a non return valve, luckily i have one coming in the post today so it should be ok until then.
Should it be set up like this. Cylinder > Check Valve > Bubble Counter > Diffuser?
Matt, this morning i noticed a hissing sound coming from the bubble counter. On closer inspection little bit of water was around the connection on the bubble counter to the co2 tank. Is this a bad thing that water was in the tip of this pipe? if so why is it there?
Ah ok i understand now, i did wonder what they power heads were for! going back to the bubble per seconds, am i counting the bubbles via the bubble counter? if so, the buble counter doesnt release bubbles at a fast enough speed to have more than 1 a second? or am i being dumb
Cheers mate, i have now got a timer set up for the solenoid to work from 9am till 5 am, is this enough time for co2 disperstion?
with regards to the co2 level indicator, it did not come with the listing. I did email the seller but he is clueless all it came with was a syringe and some ph...
After getting my system today the manual says to aim for 10 bubbles a minute in the bubble counter, yet you say 3-4 a second why is the book saying 10?
Also, the item didint actually come with a level indicator so im having to buy one seperate.
120 Litre i have mate, sorry for all the questions but when i get the co2 system tommorow what setting would you recommend for this size of my tank? is this the up aqua diffuser you are refering too...
Ah, shouldnt have a problem finding one of those i actually work for the fire service, i did enquire about getting an oxygen cylinder so i will see how that goes.
Cheers for the info Matt, i know what you mean about the diffuser it looks minging. Ill probably purchase one of these as it looks...
Ta mate, but what i have from that ebay listing is fine to start with isnt it? i mean i knew nothing about co2 a week ago, and i still dont know much now. Apologies mate but what is a fe? and have you a link to the up aqua?
Haha no way were you wanting to get the same thing. Do you think it was a good deal? wasnt sure myself but wanted a nice system for my first Co2, now you mentioned its disposabol im not sure if it was worth the money but what the heck! would i need to buy a diffuser for it?
New to aquascaping, so just here to learn :) i purchased the below link off ebay recently, and wanted to know if there is anything else that needs to go with it?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWNX:IT