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Unread 11/21/2011, 05:55 PM   #1
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CO2 Scrubber Soda Lime

For those that use this stuff, I found a great deal tonight.

I ordered 1 Pail of it, 37 lbs. Got them for 65$ with free shipping.

Molecular Products Gallon Pail Sodalime.

Use H7AK8 code for 10% extra off.


Has anyone use this before? I do not see why it would not work.


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Unread 11/21/2011, 08:32 PM   #2
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It looks fine to me.


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Unread 11/22/2011, 09:23 AM   #3
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Thank you.

I am also building the CO2 Scrubber.

Can check my build thread here.



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Unread 11/22/2011, 11:56 AM   #4
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That is a good price . I noticed air gas is listed in the add: maybe they get it from them. . That's where I get mine but I paid $82 for 37lbs delivered to a local distributor.. Need to negotiate next year.
FWIW a simple CO2 scrubber made from a juice bottle with lsots ripped in the bottom and a connector through the cap to the skimmer air hose works well for me and cost less than a dollar to make two of them:




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Unread 11/22/2011, 05:52 PM   #5
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Not to tread on the OP but... How long does 37 lbs last?


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Unread 11/22/2011, 08:57 PM   #6
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I am just starting this project, I do not have any personal experience with it.

From my research, what I gathered, someone with a 300 gallon system reported it would last a least 1 year supply of the 37lbs.


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Not to tread on the OP but... How long does 37 lbs last?



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Unread 11/23/2011, 12:32 AM   #7
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37lbs lasted 14mos for a 600 gallon system,ime.


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Unread 12/06/2011, 01:26 AM   #8
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Been using this stuff for 3 days, I have the CO2 Scrubber running on my skimmer.


My PH was hanging around 7.8 to 7.9.

Happy to report its around 8.2 now, even at night.


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Unread 12/06/2011, 01:58 AM   #9
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That's good results! Thanks for the info!


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Unread 12/14/2011, 04:25 PM   #10
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More Information:

10 days is about 1.4 lbs of this stuff.

I change it out when my Ph dropped below 8.1.

Peaked at 8.3 Ph, 1-4 day
Stayed around 8.2 Ph, 5-9 day.
Dipped below 8.1 Ph, 10 day.


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Unread 12/14/2011, 05:43 PM   #11
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Great, thanks for the update.


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Unread 12/14/2011, 09:43 PM   #12
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Thanks for the heads up. The current coupon code is C8RJ6 for 10% off through tomorrow.


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Unread 12/15/2011, 07:54 AM   #13
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I ordered the same BF deal. Thank you luisagos for the heads up and code. To my surprise, what I received was AirGas sodalime. A great Deal.

My setup consumes a similar amount, 3lbs in just over 3 weeks on average. I change just after the media has completely turned purple and I see a pH drop.


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Unread 12/15/2011, 07:56 PM   #14
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Np, I just love how easy is to control my PH now.

Its at 8.18 now


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Unread 12/17/2011, 06:54 PM   #15
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Some are asking for some pics.


Co2 Scrubber, using the Universal air filter that BRS sells.




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Unread 12/20/2011, 03:34 PM   #16
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...FWIW a simple CO2 scrubber made from a juice bottle with slots ripped in the bottom and a connector through the cap to the skimmer air hose works well for me and cost less than a dollar to make two of them:

Tom, would you explain what is happening in the picture? One goes to the skimmer, what is the other one for?

Is there an appreciable decrease in airflow?


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Unread 12/20/2011, 07:18 PM   #17
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I have been looking for a product to do exactly this. Anyone aware of a place to purchase smaller quantities? I can't justify buying 37lbs for my 20g.


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Unread 12/20/2011, 07:44 PM   #18
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Bulk Reef Supply

If my memory serves me right roughly $50 for 9 lbs, better off just finding some storage space for the other 28 lbs !

If it passes the Randy Holmes-Farley seal of approval ...


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Randy. How do you feel about this non-granular product compared to the granular BRS product, in regards to necessary low dust levels as well as overall efficacy ?


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Tom, would you explain what is happening in the picture? One goes to the skimmer, what is the other one for?

Is there an appreciable decrease in airflow?
I have two skimmers.


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Randy. How do you feel about this non-granular product compared to the granular BRS product, in regards to necessary low dust levels as well as overall efficacy ?
I've not looked at thes ematerials, so I don't really have any opinion on them, sorry.


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Unread 12/21/2011, 08:12 AM   #22
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I have been looking for a product to do exactly this. Anyone aware of a place to purchase smaller quantities? I can't justify buying 37lbs for my 20g.
Filterguyz.net sells it but I agree you're better off buying the larger bucket and storing it.

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I have been looking for a product to do exactly this. Anyone aware of a place to purchase smaller quantities? I can't justify buying 37lbs for my 20g.
Med-Vet International sells 3 pound bags for $7.80. I have been using these for a few months now and it works just fine.


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Spot, I missed the second part of your qeustion earlier. There is no discernible loss of air flow to the skimmer with the diy scrubbers, I use. The airline run to the skimmer is pretty short maybe 2 .5 feet and the bottom of the juice bottle is a mesh of slots cut with a dremmel abrasive wheel.


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Like tmz, I do not see any loss of air flow to the skimmer, and any effect on skimming.

So far, this is keeping my Ph within 8.2 for little to no effort at all.


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