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Maintenance tools for your planted tank

Making sure you have the right tools for the right job is imperative – having the wrong tools is just a pain and hinders your work. Maintaining a planted aquarium can be a little tricky and the Easy Aqua Plant Tool Set could be just what you are looking for.

Handy tools for planted aquariums…

So what are the used for?

Scissors – perfect for trimming plants. The curved tip makes them particularly suitable for foreground plants and you get a great angle for trimming plants that are normally hard to reach.

Tweesers – really useful when you need to plant up. Pushing your fingers into the substrate is cumbersome. Tweesers will not disturb your substrate making your work easy.

Sand & Gravel Scraper – once you’ve finished maintaining your tank, use this to gently move the substrate back to where you want it to be.

Lastly you can trust the brand Easy Aqua to be reliable so you know you’re also investing in tools that will last. Although these tools are available separately, if you go for the set you save yourself about 10% :)

Why doesn’t my Easy Aqua Super Mist Atomiser work?

One word…

pressure

You need 2 bar pressure in your regulator for this to work as it should. Otherwise, there’s simply not enough pressure to push the CO2 out of the tightly compacted atomiser plate. Check out the YouTube clip on our website – that’s at least 2 bar pressure being run and look how fine the CO2 mist is.

Few other points to consider:

  • Some regs won’t allow you 2 bar pressure, so another thing to bare in mind (most do though).
  • You need to ensure decent connections on your CO2 tubing because the 2 bar pressure can pop off (try the Easy Aqua Double Check Valve as this has screw fittings).
  • Sometimes it takes a few minutes for the CO2 to pass from the regulator to the atomiser – don’t expect immediate results (like from glass diffusers). This is because pressure needs to build up along the CO2 tubing and then pass into the atomiser.

Lastly, use proper CO2 tubing! Air line tubing is not suitable and will definitely pop off.

Are you using the atomiser? If so tell me what you think. Maybe you haven’t decided which diffuser to choose yet so any questions, please ask :)