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Complete U-Shape CO2 Drop Checker Kit

£12.99
Complete U-Shape CO2 Drop Checker Kit
 
 

Key Facts

  • Hangs over top of aquarium.
  • For 8mm glass maximum.
  • 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.

Description

This glass CO2 drop checker is used to monitor the CO2 dosing in your aquarium. Simply fill with CO2 indicator solution and the solution will change colour to indicate the level of CO2 in the aquarium water.

The U-shape (technically it's n shape) enables the drop checker to be fitted over the rim of the aquarium. This makes it easier to analyse the colour of the drop checker, as there is less glare from lights or the aquarium glass itself. It also reduces the amount of equipment within the aquarium, leaving the space clear from distractions.

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.
  • Position the drop checker so that it hangs over the glass of your aquarium, with the bulb of drop check solution on the outside of the aquarium.
  • 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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John S. Verified Buyer 17th Apr 2018
Like this because only a little bit of glass showing in the tank. Like this because only a little bit of glass showing in the tank.
Julien C. Verified Buyer 20th Feb 2018
I misread when ordering, my aquarium has a glass thickness of 12mm and I have to install it by fiddling with a suction cup while he must be straddling the glass. I misread when ordering, my aquarium has a glass thickness of 12mm and I have to install it by fiddling with a suction cup while he must be straddling the glass.
Graeme H. Verified Buyer 22nd Nov 2017
Very useful for getting the CO2 level right. I've no idea how you'd do it otherwise, it'd just be guesswork Very useful for getting the CO2 level right. I've no idea how you'd do it otherwise, it'd just be guesswork
Federico S. Verified Buyer 10th Feb 2017
It's very simple but effective as I expected. Good choice for my aquarium. Thank`s a lot. It's very simple but effective as I expected. Good choice for my aquarium. Thank`s a lot.
Steven L. Verified Buyer 8th Nov 2016
Top notch quality item .relatively unobtrusive Top notch quality item .relatively unobtrusive
Bogdan G. Verified Buyer 11th Oct 2016
fastest delivery ever. thank you co2supermarket fastest delivery ever. thank you co2supermarket
Luke C. Verified Buyer 31st Jul 2016
very useful piece of equipment. co2 supermarket's solution is very good quality and makes it easy to see the colour change very useful piece of equipment. co2 supermarket's solution is very good quality and makes it easy to see the colour change
Dan J. Verified Buyer 22nd Feb 2016
It looks so much better than having a sucker stuck to the side of the tank. However because you can't move it around the different areas of the aquarium you are only able to get a reading from the top section of the aquarium. I've found with my in line atomiser the indicator is always stronger than the solution a little deeper down but I'm still playing around with CO2 levels. I would highly recommend read more... It looks so much better than having a sucker stuck to the side of the tank. However because you can't move it around the different areas of the aquarium you are only able to get a reading from the top section of the aquarium. I've found with my in line atomiser the indicator is always stronger than the solution a little deeper down but I'm still playing around with CO2 levels. I would highly recommend CO2 supermarket though, excellent service with next day delivery.
Abdulaziz K. Verified Buyer 22nd Feb 2016
great costumer service. they are so helpful great costumer service. they are so helpful
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