FOR AQUARIA UP TO 600 L
Efficient, compact CO2 diffusors for aquariums. With CO2 collector and waste gas vent.
How the CO2 Flipper works
The CO2 supplied by the CO2 fertilizer system escapes into the bottom of the Flipper from the opening of the CO2 hose. The CO2 bubbles rise up the channels of the Flipper very slowly.
In the process, the CO2 dissolves into the aquarium water. This is why the bubbles get smaller the further they rise. The amount of CO2 supplied can be calculated by the number of bubbles per minute.
CO2 Flippers are extremely effective: Due to the very long route the CO2 has to travel, the bubbles have plenty of time to dissolve – despite the unit‘s extremely compact design.
The waste gas vent
Whilst the CO2 bubbles course up the Flipper and CO2 dissolves into the water, other gases that occur naturally in aquarium water penetrate the CO2 bubbles. This is why the bubbles get smaller the further up the tank they rise, without ever dissolving completely. When the bubbles reach the collector they consist almost entirely of waste gases and contain barely any CO2 at all. These so-called waste gases are considerably lighter than the relatively heavy CO2 and therefore gather at the top of the collector. Here they are drawn off automatically on a regular basis using the specially developed waste gas vent.
The heavy CO2 on the other hand collects at the bottom in the gas buffer at the interface to the water. From here it diffuses into the aquarium. Thanks to the fully-developed design of the Flipper, the valuable CO2 is used optimally.
Running in the CO2 Flipper
The CO2 Flipper takes about 2 days to run in. To begin with, the individual CO2 bubbles join together to form larger bubbles. However, after only a short time, the channels of the Flipper become coated in a biological layer consisting of micro-organisms. This layer ensures that the individual CO2 bubbles travel through to the collector.
For aquariums up to
2,8 x 5,3 x 2,8 cm
4,5 x 10,5 x 3,5 cm
6,2 x 22,7 x 4 cm
9 x 25 x 4 cm
11 x 36 x 4 cm