Hello Guys, and Welcome to Mark’s Shrimp Tanks. Today we’re going to be talking about this. This is a SÖCHTING Oxydator. I’m gonna explain to you guys what it is because I’ve been asked quite a few times “Mark, what is this glass thing in your tank?” Uh what this basically does guys, is this is a little device that’s pretty ingenious, that, um, doses very very small amounts of hydrogen peroxide into the water. Okay, I’m gonna switch you to macro mode so you can see. You can tell I’ve just put this in because the shrimp are going nuts. Gotta cool little halo going on here as well. We’ll switch to macro mode. One momento. Alright guys, so how this basically works right, is there’s a, in this little jar here, there is, um, hydrogen peroxide. And inside this little jar… Let’s see, I’m not sure if I’m gonna be able to focus here, but we shall try. It should be able to focus because it’s in macro mode, eventually it will I know. Will it? C’mon… Focus you mother-effer. You can just see, in the jar, see all the tiny bubbles rising up in the middle? You see sometimes it goes in focus sometimes it doesn’t, let me go back a little bit. Little bit more… Anyway, I will show you this more in detail in a second. Now how this works guys is, the hydrogen peroxide that’s in here uh, there’s a chemical reaction basically, and there’s a little catalyst that’s in the bottom of this container that’s made up of ceramic, um, a ceramic media and it also has, um, some kind of a silver element in it that reacts with the hydrogen peroxide, okay? So this hydrogen peroxide in here is producing oxygen inside this little container. And what this does is it makes this giant bubble, okay. As the bubble, as the bubble… as the oxygen rises inside here it creates a bubble because this is a sealed container. And it pussy.. PUSHES.. (laughing) pushes hydrogen peroxide down through 2 tiny holes in the base of this device inside this ceramic dish here, okay? And what that does is, it forces out tiny amounts of hydrogen peroxide into the water. Now that water is then oxidized. Anything that’s in the water that is, um, organic etc. will kinda be cleaned and neutralized . It also works against things like nitrate etc. this is a good way to lower your nitrates a little bit. You can actually see the process here, see all these tiny little bubbles, this is it actually working. What I’m gonna do guys is I’m gonna take this out of the tank. I’m gonna take it apart so you can see in a little bit more detail how it works. And what I’ll probably do as well is I’ll try and focus on some of these bubbles and get that on camera for you as well, okay? One momento! Okay guys, so here we have our hydrogen, hydrogen peroxide doser as I like to call it. SÖCHTING Oxydator in other words, and I’m gonna take it apart to show you what it looks like inside. Try and give you as much light as possible as we go, okay? So here we have the container, the vessel. I like to call this like a little bell container because at the bottom here on this little plastic piece there are 2 tiny little holes that leech out hydrogen peroxide. This is pretty easy to come off, you just push, like so, and drop your little catalysts, okay? These catalysts are made from, I’m lead to believe they’re made from, um, some kind of ceramic that has silver inside and these react with the hydrogen peroxide, right. This is the hydrogen peroxide I use, this is 6% food grade hydrogen peroxide. I’m just gonna fill this up and show you right? Now these ones they are recommended to fill up to 90%, so that’s what we’re gonna do. We’re just gonna refill this… up to roughly 90% okay? Then you put your catalysts back in. *plop* *plop* Before I put the lid on I’m just gonna go to macro mode to show you the 2 little holes here cause it’s quite important I think, that you see everything as I go along. Okay guys, I hope this shows it a little bit better, these are the 2 little holes on the top of the cap that leech out hydrogen peroxide and lets you have the reaction with your aquarium water, okay? The little tabs on the edge here.. See my finger? Just there. These tabs are only there to hold, this um, container and the plastic part into this ceramic container, okay? Okay so this plastic part then fits back onto the top of here *bloop* like that, and then you seal it, see the little tabs on the ends? and these fit snugly into this ceramic bowl. Alright and now how this works inside the, um, aquarium is once this hydrogen peroxide is dilluted this is actually filled with gas Okay? and gas is lighter than air. And in most of the cases mind, what happens is that once it fills with gas it, most of the time wants to float away like this, and this is how you can see um if you need to refill it. In case you forget, because often I do. Most of the time they, they do try and float away but you’ll see them like this on edge but this seems to be a perfect counterweight so you might not see it all the time. Okay, we’re going to put this back in the tank. Okay guys, so this was an incredibly hard shot for me to get because I’m trying to focus on bubbles through a glass container that is see through. But here, you can just see on the right hand side, you can see all the bubbles floating up to the top. These ones are inside the container, okay? and they will float, flow up to the top and they will make that little gas bubble I was talking about. Let’s go to it right now… Okay so here in this shot you can see just on the left hand side, you can see the bubbles climbing the glass on the inside. As this gas bubble in front of us here gets bigger it will push down the hydrogen peroxide and it will go through those 2 little holes I showed you earlier. Okay? And then there is a, a reaction in the very bottom down here under that plastic plate, and you can see the results here with all the gas bubbles floating up to the top. Now what is absolutely fantastic about hydrogen peroxide, is um, that there is no waste from it. Okay, there’s no harmful chemical waste because, basically what hydrogen peroxide is is um, oxygen and hydrogen mixed together. and when there’s that little reaction in the bottom, it splits the 2 I think you get 2 different types of oxygen and then there’s water as well. And you have to remember guys I am telling you in layman terms of what I, of my basic science stuff. Right, I don’t want anybody coming in here saying “Oh no, that’s wrong! You don’t know what you’re talking about!” I know what I’m talking about, I’m just not very good at explaining things. I hope this video was good enough for some of you guys to understand what a SÖCHTING Oxydator does. It chemically, it can clean the water and oxidize the water. I wish I can get that plume a little bit better, let’s see… *there you go dumbass* Okay, so that is what a hydrogen doser, SÖCHTING Oxydator does. I hope you enjoyed today’s video, I’ll catch you all in the next one. Happy Blurry Shrimp Keeping!