• You are viewing the forum as a Guest, please login (you can use your Facebook, Twitter, Google or Microsoft account to login) or register using this link: Log in or Sign Up
  • You can now follow UKAPS on Instagram.

Problem with Bubble Counter, pressure inconsistency when full/low liquid.

enb141

Member
Joined
9 Nov 2018
Messages
41
Location
Guatemala
I have a problem with my bubble counter, when it's full of water the bubble count about 1 bubble per second but after the water evaporates, the bubbles increase, at 75% of water, the bubble counter is about 3 bbs, at 25% of water, is about 4 bbs.

In other words, the pressure increases when is full of water and decreases drastically when is empty.

So is that normal?

If not what I'm doing wrong?
 
Last edited:

X3NiTH

Member
Joined
13 Apr 2014
Messages
1,157
Providing you are absolutely sure you have no leaks then I’ll say it’s normal, let it evaporate fully and you won’t have to count/worry about the bubbles anymore, just keep an eye on the drop checker instead and more importantly fish behaviour for signs of hypercapnia, If there’s no change in either of these behaviours you’ve confirmed you had nothing to worry about!

If you still want bubbles but hate the evaporation use Glycerin as the medium instead of water, just don’t fill it so it gets past the bubble counter and into the line all the way to the diffuser, having never done that I’ll bet it’s a nightmare to clean!

:)
 

enb141

Member
Thread starter
Joined
9 Nov 2018
Messages
41
Location
Guatemala
Providing you are absolutely sure you have no leaks then I’ll say it’s normal, let it evaporate fully and you won’t have to count/worry about the bubbles anymore, just keep an eye on the drop checker instead and more importantly fish behaviour for signs of hypercapnia, If there’s no change in either of these behaviours you’ve confirmed you had nothing to worry about!

If you still want bubbles but hate the evaporation use Glycerin as the medium instead of water, just don’t fill it so it gets past the bubble counter and into the line all the way to the diffuser, having never done that I’ll bet it’s a nightmare to clean!

:)
I checked the leaks and are very small if any. Cool so is normal, any specifications on the glycerin or just any normal glycerin?

Now I was thinking to get one of those

71%2BVaPi%2Ba9L._AC_SL1500_.jpg
 

enb141

Member
Thread starter
Joined
9 Nov 2018
Messages
41
Location
Guatemala
For how long does glycerin lasts? Forever?

I have plans for upgrading to this diffuser in the future, do the glycerin will be safe to use with this one?

Flux-L_1_1800x1800.jpg
 

X3NiTH

Member
Joined
13 Apr 2014
Messages
1,157
As long as the glycerin doesn’t get pushed up the line into the diffuser it will be fine, the glycerin should last quite a long while, certainly it won’t evaporate away quickly like water.

:)
 

Similar threads

Top