Bubble Counter Question

Discussion in 'Carbon Dioxide (CO2)' started by tennis4you, 25 Dec 2008.

  1. tennis4you

    tennis4you Member

    Messages:
    137
    Location:
    USA
    Is there a reason my bubble counter would have more water in it when it is off or early in the day and then the water level drops throughout the day to the point where I cannot see how many bubbles per second are coming out?

    Thanks!
     
  2. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

    Messages:
    3,955
    Location:
    worksop, nottinghamshire
    It should last you at least 1 month before it needs topping up.
     
  3. Simon D

    Simon D Member

    Messages:
    460
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Sorry can't help with your query but I thought I'd just tag this onto this thread:

    Any Ideas on how to release CO2 tubing from BC to top up water level. I find that mine is such a tight fit that I've actually broken one BC trying to release it. I've had to heat the tubing to make it supple enough to get it on. I've tried reversing this process but without luck.

    How about vaseline or similar on joints? Anyone else experienced or overcome this prob?
     
  4. GreenNeedle

    GreenNeedle Member

    Messages:
    2,706
    Location:
    Lincoln UK
    to remove any hose it can require patience and just pushing a little bit with your fingernails, a little all the way round and continue moving all the way round until it comes off. If it really is impossible then buy more than you need. Use more than enough length and when you reuire to move it use a stanley knife to slice from the join into wards the glass/metal connector so that the hose isn't a continuous seal anymore.

    Then when the hose is too short, get a fresh length.

    You shouldn't really need to be removing CO2 hose that often. A couple of times a year at most.

    AC

    AC
     
  5. tennis4you

    tennis4you Member

    Messages:
    137
    Location:
    USA
    Does it mean anything when it needs topped off so early? Like I mentioned though, once the CO2 turns off, it slowly fills back up. By the end of the day the water level will be too low to read again.
     
  6. Simon D

    Simon D Member

    Messages:
    460
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Thanks Andy,

    I did resort to this in the end and you're right I only loose about 1/4 inch at a time.

    BTW I was only removing hosing so that I could reverse BC/CV configuration that I followed from aquaticmagic website picture as shown below, I was not experiencing any problem with water levels in BC as I alluded to earlier in this post CE-BC04-04.jpg
    I was just thinking that maybe someone has used a lube to make easier release/refixing of tubing!
     
  7. GreenNeedle

    GreenNeedle Member

    Messages:
    2,706
    Location:
    Lincoln UK
    Tennis the way you are saying that it is out of water during the day and full again by night would imply there is some sort of expulsion/suction going on. I've never experienced this so I wouldn't like to hazard a guess at a cause!!

    AC
     
  8. tennis4you

    tennis4you Member

    Messages:
    137
    Location:
    USA
    Should I have a backflow preventer from the bubble counter to the diffuser?
     
  9. GreenNeedle

    GreenNeedle Member

    Messages:
    2,706
    Location:
    Lincoln UK
    That would not help as it would still let the bubble counter empty but then not let anything back so you would have to fill it up each day!!!

    AC
     

Share This Page

Facebook Page
Twitter Page
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice