How often do you change the drop checker contents

Discussion in 'Carbon Dioxide (CO2)' started by wick, 12 Jun 2008.

  1. wick

    wick Member

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    Hi
    how often do you guys change your pH Reagent and water inside your checker?
    Also,is it best to remove the sucker cup,or pull the checker out of the cup ?
    ps,i think i need to get out more :?
     
  2. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    I would say with every water change, but don't leave it there more than two weeks.
    I just pull out the whole thing checker and sucker and all ;)
     
  3. Egmel

    Egmel Member

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    Erm... whenever I remember :oops:

    Basically I take it out and wipe it over, the stick it on the outside of the tank when I do water changes. It always turns back to blue during this time so I figure it's still doing its job, why change it.... this is where someone comes along and tells me I'm doing it all wrong... but generally I wait until it fades.
     
  4. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Well once you get your CO2 flowing the rate you want then its not really a great problem if you forget to change it, as it will always be green, more usefull when you want to increase or reduce the rate. Sometimes I don't bother changing mine either :p
     
  5. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    I don't change mine until the indicator colour fades or the drop checker needs cleaning. That's every couple of months or so!
     

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