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Why does my air stone get a gel coating on it.
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sepgundamrg
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PostPosted: 2007.01.12(Fri)4:44    Post subject: Why does my air stone get a gel coating on it. Reply with quote

I have an air stone on the end of the tube connectedto my DIY CO2 container, and it is getting a strange gell coating aroung it. The last one last a few weeks before this happened so I changed it and the new one started the coat that day, now it has almost engulfed the stone. Is this bad for my tank, should I stop using it??
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PostPosted: 2007.01.12(Fri)4:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's very common and no big deal. You can find more details in the topic below and in several others on the board.

http://www.aquahobby.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=35825
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PostPosted: 2007.01.12(Fri)9:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

The airstores are not inert in your case. CO2 injection reduces the pH level and the acid water eats into your airstones.

You may want to try other types of airstones. Like the ceramic type.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.14(Sun)1:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

I created a "solid/gas separator" for my DIY system. it removed the snot that buildt up on my diffusers.

http://www.qsl.net/w2wdx/aquaria/diyco2.html
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