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Old 11-30-2015, 04:03 AM   #1
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Cleaning Ceramic bubblers

I have been using a ceramic bubbler on my Homemade CO2 Generator. The bubbler after two/three weeks becomes discoloured and not working as efficiently . I have for the last few times removed the bubbler and used pure lemon juice on top of the ceramic on the bubbler . I leave it a few hours then wash in warm water. The bubller is then clean and more efficient and hope fully will not cause the fish any distress. comments please.

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The acid in the lemon juice should help clear the built up gunk. I sometimes soak the diffuser in hydrogen overnight and put it directly in the tank; no rinsing. Occasionally I will soak it in a diluted bleach solution for an hour and rinse thoroughly. I hook up a syringe and airline tubing to draw the cleaner/rinsing fluids through the ceramic material.
With a DIY setup you need to be careful that the yeast is not getting past the bubble counter/gas separation bottle. If it does it can prematurely clog the diffuser.

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