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Complete Drop Checker Kit For Planted Aquariums

£11.99
Complete CO2 Drop Checker Kit
 
 

Key Facts

  • Regular size glass drop checker and suction cup.
  • 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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Alan D. Verified Buyer 16th Dec 2017

Good quality and works well.

Good quality and works well. Good quality and works well.
Rui C. Verified Buyer 10th Dec 2017

Absolutely beautiful and well glass made

Absolutely beautiful and well glass made Absolutely beautiful and well glass made
Matt G. Verified Buyer 30th Nov 2017

Looks good and seems to work perfect.

Looks good and seems to work perfect. Looks good and seems to work perfect.
Paul M. Verified Buyer 17th Nov 2017

Nice to have glass rather than plastic. Unobtrusiv...

Nice to have glass rather than plastic. Unobtrusive in the tank Nice to have glass rather than plastic. Unobtrusive in the tank
Dragos I. Verified Buyer 15th Nov 2017

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Peter C. Verified Buyer 18th Oct 2017

Neat solution for checking CO2 unobtrusive in the ...

Neat solution for checking CO2 unobtrusive in the tank. Neat solution for checking CO2 unobtrusive in the tank.
Alan W. Verified Buyer 5th Oct 2017

Received complete and is working

Received complete and is working Received complete and is working
Ormal . Verified Buyer 28th Sep 2017

Lid stopper doesn't stay closed well. works very w...

Lid stopper doesn't stay closed well. works very well tho Lid stopper doesn't stay closed well. works very well tho
Jonathan W. Verified Buyer 14th Sep 2017

Excellent service nicely made bit kit must have fo...

Excellent service nicely made bit kit must have for all co2 set ups 5* Excellent service nicely made bit kit must have for all co2 set ups 5*
Peter F. Verified Buyer 1st Sep 2017

No issues.Part of a bundle.

No issues. Part of a bundle. No issues. Part of a bundle.
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