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reefhugger
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bubble machines!!

Post by reefhugger » Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:00 pm

i need advice on bubble machine lasting power...we will be running them all night, and they will be mounted up high where we will have to climb to reach them for refills. does anyone have experience with machines that did or didnt last a certain amount of time on a tank of fluid??? youd think this would be information the manufacturer would know, but alas, i have had no luck tracking this information down except on one model that doesnt look great in other ways.

any help would be appreciated!!

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Post by honeyfire » Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:04 pm

Well, it's hard to say without knowing the capacity of the tank.
Sounds like you might just have to fill one up and run it down to see.

A separate note on bubble machines:
If you have one at ground level, keep a sheet of clear plastic* handy, maybe 30" square and get a light sideways onto the bubbles. If you stand 18" to 3' in front of the bubble machine and hold up the plastic in front of you, you get beautiful color effects, like rainbow lightning.

*You can use glass, but it gets mighty heavy might quick.
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Post by Token » Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:57 pm

BTW, have you tried bubbles in near zero humidity? They pop almost instantly.

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Post by reefhugger » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:16 am

dont worry, the air will be plenty moist in there, but i hadnt really thought of that, so thanks too!

i read about one that used about 1 litre in 4 hours, but they seem to have highly variable liquid consumption. ill just have to try that...2 refills a night isnt so bad !!

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Post by robotland » Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:01 am

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