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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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Gareth W. Verified Buyer 17th Oct 2018
An essential addition for a CO2 setup. An essential addition for a CO2 setup.
Alan G. Verified Buyer 18th Sep 2018
Very useful and easy to use to get the right dosing Very useful and easy to use to get the right dosing
Dave G. Verified Buyer 21st Aug 2018
I'd have never have thought to buy this if it didn't come in the co2 system, but it's a really great idea to ensure you have the correct level of co2. I'd have never have thought to buy this if it didn't come in the co2 system, but it's a really great idea to ensure you have the correct level of co2.
Nichlas H. Verified Buyer 29th Jun 2018
Simple setup and gives a good indication of the co2 content Simple setup and gives a good indication of the co2 content
Robin W. Verified Buyer 10th Jun 2018
Clear and easy to clean and replenish. Clear and easy to clean and replenish.
Brian K. Verified Buyer 26th Apr 2018
Color indicator seems to be very accurate and helpful in co2 calculations. Color indicator seems to be very accurate and helpful in co2 calculations.
Robert . Verified Buyer 18th Apr 2018
Great quality, fast shipping! Great quality, fast shipping!
Ahmad Z. Verified Buyer 9th Mar 2018
Perfect quality.super satisfied Perfect quality.super satisfied
Michael . Verified Buyer 26th Feb 2018
As it say is a drop checker the solution is very easy to do and no need of water to mix. they sent you email with instructions very satisfied As it say is a drop checker the solution is very easy to do and no need of water to mix. they sent you email with instructions very satisfied
Scott C. Verified Buyer 24th Feb 2018
Excellent quality product extremely useful Excellent quality product extremely useful
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