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mrjsn4u 10-19-2007 03:41 AM

HELP bubble count co2 system
I have a marine tank with a minireef filter system, and a calcium reactor, Redsea CO2 regulator, a JBL solenoid valve, pin valve, check valave and CO2 cylinder.
My CO2 system is JBL PROFLORA CO2.

I set the bubble count around 1 bubble per second to 1 bubble every 1.5 seconds but the bubble release speed always decreases. This happens over time and sometimes the bubbles completely stop and if i dont check that it has been stopped, the entire system will generally die.
Is this normal? How do I get the bubbles to release at a constant speed and not stop?

Thanks for the help.

scottfarcuz 10-21-2007 04:42 PM

Is it possible you have debris in the tubing? The needle valve would be especially sensitive to this.

Also since you are running a PH controller you could turn the bubble count up more to see if a little added pressure helps.

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