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Old 06-14-2003, 12:30 PM   #11
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when is it best to change the mistures in the Hagen unit, like at what bubble rate should I start thinking about mixing up a new batch?
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Old 06-14-2003, 12:54 PM   #12
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Very good question 'lobes. I've been changing it every 3 weeks, not really sure about the bubble rate. next time i'll count the rate. I'm kinda lazy, never keep records of that sort of thing, i just have a calendar and mark off 3 weeks for changes.

One question for you 'lobes, you still at 1 bubble per 45 seconds? thats really low. did you tighten the lid really tight on the Hagen unit? it needs to be really cranked on so no co2 leaks. no tools or anything, just hand tighten as best you can, and so you can get it unscrewed to change your mix.
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oh my bad I comepletely forgot to update that, no longer is the mighty CO2 bubble rate at 1 bubble per 45 seconds.. it is at a monster 5 seconds The really good part is that when it got to that rate I had to stop it for a second... I decided that I really wanted a one way valve (sorry I forgot what it is actually called). But even after the minute or so that the canister was completely untubed (meaning that the pulled the tube off the opening of the canister) it got back to its original rate fast (meaning it built it;s pressure back up quick).
I am also happy to mention that after hours of trying to stop make the stupid bubble diffuser not have the bubbles clog, and eventually I gave up in a rut , I left hang out with a friend and came home about 3 or 4 hours later... and to my surprise the problem fixed itself and the bubbles were rising up the diffuser as normal 8O yay! 8)
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I change mine every 17-21 days. You can tell when it's running low.
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