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Complete Nano Drop Checker Kit For Planted Aquariums

£10.99
Complete Nano CO2 Drop Checker Kit
 
 

Key Facts

  • Small size drop checker and suction cup, perfect for small or nano aquariums.
  • Pre-mixed drop checker solution using 4dKH water.
  • Accurately monitor CO2 levels in your aquarium.
  • Changes colour to reflect CO2 levels.
  • Removes guesswork of how much CO2 is required.
  • Easy to use and install.

Description

A drop checker is an essential part of dosing CO2 in your aquarium. Without one, you would be guessing at how much CO2 you should be dosing for your aquarium. A drop checker removes the guesswork.

The solution in the drop checker changes colour to indicate the level of CO2 in your aquarium water; blue indicates a lack of CO2, yellow indicates too much CO2, and green indicates the desired level of CO2. Depending on the colour of the drop checker you can adjust your CO2 dose until the desired level of CO2 is reached.

The drop checker should be used in conjunction with a bubble counter so that fine adjustments to CO2 dosing can be achieved. Always make small changes to CO2 dosing, particularly if increasing the dose.

The kit includes pre-mixed drop checker solution, which is added directly to the drop checker. The solution comes in a 15ml dropper bottle for ease of use. The solution will last 6 months if changed on a monthly basis.

Instructions

  • Turn drop checker up-side-down so that the curved bend is at the bottom.
  • Add 5 drops of drop checker solution.
  • Slowly rotate the drop checker so that the solution enters the bulb.
  • Repeat the above steps until the bulb is 2/3 full of the solution.
  • Attach the suction cup to the drop checker.
  • Press the drop checker inside the tank 3 inches below water level, ensuring you have air trapped inside the main body of the drop checker.
  • Try to position in area of aquarium where CO2 bubbles from the diffuser will not enter the drop checker and give inaccurate readings.
  • Wait at least 6 hours for colour to accurately reflect the CO2 levels in the aquarium.
  • Adjust CO2 dosing in accordance to drop checker colour:
  • If the colour of the solution is yellow it indicates too much CO2 is present - reduce your CO2 dosing.
  • If the colour of the solution is blue increase CO2 dose in small increments.
  • If the colour is a light green you have the correct CO2 dosing.
  • Leave drop checker in aquarium for constant CO2 monitoring.
  • Change drop checker solution at least once every 4 weeks.
  • Click here to read the full CO2 Drop Checker setup guide
 

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Jordi M. Verified Buyer 15th Oct 2018
Correct reading, green color throwing lime. Correct reading, green color throwing lime.
Pascal L. Verified Buyer 29th Jun 2018
Product conform to the description reacted very well satisfied Product conform to the description reacted very well satisfied
Liam T. Verified Buyer 31st May 2018
Very clean looking nice glass checker Very clean looking nice glass checker
Nik T. Verified Buyer 11th May 2018
If I'd been buying parts separately I'd have probably missed this out, but it's a really useful bit of kit to get the right dosing level for the tank. So I'm glad I bought a complete co2 system which included this. If I'd been buying parts separately I'd have probably missed this out, but it's a really useful bit of kit to get the right dosing level for the tank. So I'm glad I bought a complete co2 system which included this.
John S. Verified Buyer 17th Apr 2018
Came with the nano set and works well. Came with the nano set and works well.
Chris B. Verified Buyer 21st Aug 2017
Looks great, seems to change colour with CO2 levels, so does the job as described. Looks great, seems to change colour with CO2 levels, so does the job as described.
Adrian M. Verified Buyer 15th Jul 2017
Useful for getting co2 level right Useful for getting co2 level right
Dorothy P. Verified Buyer 16th Jun 2017
As much a work of art as a functional CO2 monitor. As much a work of art as a functional CO2 monitor.
Dimitrios K. Verified Buyer 22nd May 2017
The liquiq became transparent the next day! I changed it thinking that it might got some aquarium water into the drop checker but it happened again! The dropchecker itself is lovely! The liquiq became transparent the next day! I changed it thinking that it might got some aquarium water into the drop checker but it happened again! The dropchecker itself is lovely!
Derek D. Verified Buyer 3rd May 2017
Very easy to set up. Seems to be doing a good job so far. Very easy to set up. Seems to be doing a good job so far.
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