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Water level dropping in bubble counter

bushaaayyy

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I’ve had my tank and co2 running for about 2 weeks now, and the water level in the bubble counter has dropped to about half what it was when I first filled it.

Do you regularly need to top it up? I’m asking because I would like to know if this is just caused by evaporation and is a standard thing for everyone. Or is it a sign that my bubble counter is leaking?
 

Zeus.

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I’m asking because I would like to know if this is just caused by evaporation and is a standard thing for everyone.

Correct :thumbup:, you only need to see the bubbles when your doing fine adjustment, once set the bubbles don't matter
 

Andy Pierce

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Fill it with glycerol (glycerine - you can find it in the baking section of the supermarket) and you won't have to fill it anymore as it won't evaporate. I like to see the bubble counter in action even after I'm happy with the CO2 just to make sure things are looking good with a quick and easy check.
 

Tom Delattre

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I may be wrong, but I think it depends where you put the check valve.
If it's after the bubble counter, evaporation gets through but not tank water, so the BC gets emptied but not refilled.
If it's before the BC, tank water refills it every night.
I'm not sure putting anything that's not water is a good idea, considering it'll be pushed towards the diffuser.

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