Bubble Rate?

Discussion in 'Carbon Dioxide (CO2)' started by Superman, 16 Apr 2008.

  1. Superman

    Superman Member

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    I'm going to setup my planted tank this evening if everything goes to plan.

    The only thing I'm unsure of is how many bubbles should be going through the bubble counter for injecting CO2?

    Is there like a set rule per litres of water in the tank?

    I'm looking forward to tonight 8)
     
  2. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    See this article: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=467

    There is no standard because bubble sizes differ across the board. Pick a rate like 1 or 2 bps and measure using the dropchecker as described in the article. Then make adjustments from there.

    Cheers,
     
  3. Themuleous

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    Yeh you have to just try and see more often than not. For a medium 2ft tank 1bps would be a good start, 4ft perhaps 2bsp.

    Sam
     
  4. Superman

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    Right, will get ordering a drop checker
     
  5. Superman

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    Its going at about 1.5bps at the minute. Need to get a euro plug thingy so have to turn it off and on myself.

    When's best to test for CO2? Obv not when I've just switched it on?

    How long should I leave the lights on for and does CO2 stay on for the same length of time?
     
  6. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    All the answers are provided in the article I gave the link for.

    Cheers,
     
  7. Superman

    Superman Member

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    Ah yes, thanks. Doh! :rolleyes:
     
  8. GreenNeedle

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    You don't need a euro plug thingy.

    Cut the cable and get a normal UK plug.

    Its the usual earth, live and neutral setup.

    Andy
     
  9. Superman

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    Oh right cool, popping to B&Q at lunch then.
     

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