Drop Checker Frustration Vent.....

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by Behold, 26 Nov 2008.

  1. Behold

    Behold Member

    Basingstoke. Hants
    Grrrrrrrr. Thought i would setup my checker and run it for a few days before i setup the CO2 to see how much i have now and just after a water change.

    From my thought i think my tap has about 15ppm in it meaning i add 5ppm of CO2 after a water change. Question during my rant... will this be an issue????

    Anyway back to the rant..... so im filling it up with it suckered on my tank and it comes unstuck and breaks.... Now i have to wait 5 or so days for hongkong shipping...... ARRGGGHHHH

    Only good thing as its made me order 2 so i can put it both sides of the tank.

    Problem is i should have my reactor soon and won't be able to start dosing till these turn up.............
    how annoying.... just another delay.......

    Rant over.....
  2. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

    Chicago, USA
    As noted in the Dropchecker article the response time of this device is well over 2 hours. There is no way it will tell you about the transient conditions of a water change.

    It's not clear how you determined these numbers but none of this matters if you are injecting CO2 into the tank.

  3. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

    Aston, Oxfordshire
    I hate when I break glassware, as you say it takes ages for more to arrive. Always good to have a spare ;)

  4. GreenNeedle

    GreenNeedle Member

    Lincoln UK
    This forum seems to be full of glassbreakers. lol

    What you guys need to do is be as aggressive and careless with the glass as I am and then none of it breaks ;) :lol:

    As per Ceg's statement the delay is unknown but 15ppm sounds like it is a bit high to me.

  5. Behold

    Behold Member

    Basingstoke. Hants
    Working on the fact that if i do a PH Check on my water out of the tap its between 7.2-7.6 After a 12hour period its between 7.8-8.2. From what i have read if you move a whole point after letting water vent e.g 7-8 you have 30ppm of CO2 in the water. (Give or take)

    This is where i have done my calculation from.

    Maybe im wrong....

    PS. Your right maybe being careful make you break stuff!!!!

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