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Reeferluke 08-08-2019 10:01 PM

Co2 scubber
 
So where does everyone buy their media for the scubber a dive shop or LFS? And what shop? I'm in the lowermainland so closer or no shipping would be ideal. Thanks

guero 08-14-2019 04:23 PM

if you are on R2R. look at the thread called bubbas SPS journey. its super long but somewhere from page 170+, there is a bunch about the media and I believe where they order it from. they are in the states and you will more than likely have to order it from the US to get a decent amount for the $$$. i know brs sells it but these guys on R@R have found it else where. Good Luck and if you get it up and running, you will have to let us know the results!

Reeferluke 08-14-2019 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by guero (Post 1037788)
if you are on R2R. look at the thread called bubbas SPS journey. its super long but somewhere from page 170+, there is a bunch about the media and I believe where they order it from. they are in the states and you will more than likely have to order it from the US to get a decent amount for the $$$. i know brs sells it but these guys on R@R have found it else where. Good Luck and if you get it up and running, you will have to let us know the results!

Hi there I actually found it at a local medical supply company i can buy it by the 5 gal pail for a really good price.
Thank you thou

straightrazorguy 08-15-2019 12:59 AM

HI ReeferLuke. Can you share the local source? I may be interested...

Thanks!

kyl 08-15-2019 01:34 AM

Any diving shop will carry it, it's soda lime that is used in rebreathers.

babnika 08-31-2019 03:16 AM

Mite want to try these guys
 
https://stevens.ca/product.htm?Produ...&Source=Search

Reeferluke 08-31-2019 03:34 AM

Haha buddy way ahead of ya. Will be here next week. Cheap and super easy

Reeferluke 09-11-2019 09:47 PM

So got my 5 gal pail of CO2 absorbant from The Steven's company. It took about 3 weeks to get in. Not bad I thaught.
So I set up a old TLF reactor I had. I'm still drawing air from outside. My Ph went from 7.78-8.02 on average up too 8.00-8.11 on average after 1 day. I will watching to see how long each reactor full will last. But at aprox 500ml per reactor and 5 gals of co2 absorbant it should be 5 or 6 months worth I'm hoping. So far I'm happy

MikeInToronto 10-05-2019 02:31 PM

Did you set the reactor up to recirculate? This reduces media replacement significantly.

I just put mine back online to get the pH above 7.8. Itís not helping :neutral: I need to figure something else out.

Reeferluke 10-08-2019 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by MikeInToronto (Post 1038586)
Did you set the reactor up to recirculate? This reduces media replacement significantly.

I just put mine back online to get the pH above 7.8. Itís not helping :neutral: I need to figure something else out.

Hi no I'm not recirculating the air I'm still pulling air from outside. I am going to try and remove the outside line and see if there is a difference. As far as media replacement I have gotten a month out of the first canister of about 500ml. So with a 5 gal pail this should last a year or more.
I also use a air pump with two air stones in my sump for more oxygen again I will take this offline and see if it makes a difference.
So far my ph stays around 8.01 up too 8.15 which is alot better then before.


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