Back To My Co2 Setup

Kingofnon
  • #1
Fed up with my questions yet?

So the two photos. One is my canister and psI gauge. The over is the diffuser it goes to with a built in bubble counter. Now is it normal to have to change it all the time? I had the canister open for 35 bubbles a minute. Twice today I checked it and it was not working...zerI bubbles so I has to play with the guage again. Is this normal???




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Dave125g
  • #2
I have the same diffuser. At first it took too much pressure to get anything going and the tube just kept pooping off. Now that's its a year old it works pretty good. You didn't find any leak in the system ?
 
Kingofnon
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
I have the same diffuser. At first it took too much pressure to get anything going and the tube just kept pooping off. Now that's its a year old it works pretty good. You didn't find any leak in the system ?
Will cheak and report back
 
Kingofnon
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
Nope no leak.
The pressure was at 1000psI when I started it now its at 500psi. I assume that's the psI dropping because co2 is getting used up.

But no. No leaks in tubing. I have new tubing. Maybe ill take it out and start again. Clean it all make sure connection are right etc
 
TexasGuppy
  • #5
That looks like a lot of CO2 coming out. Are you sure it's only 35 bpm? Also, those little tanks won't last long and I believe are pretty expensive. I'm using a 24oz paintball tank from Sports Authority, very cheap and only $4 per refill. 3bps lasted me over a month running around 6 hr day. I've increased that now to 10, so I'll see how long it lasts.
 
Kingofnon
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
That looks like a lot of CO2 coming out. Are you sure it's only 35 bpm? Also, those little tanks won't last long and I believe are pretty expensive. I'm using a 24oz paintball tank from Sports Authority, very cheap and only $4 per refill. 3bps lasted me over a month running around 6 hr day. I've increased that now to 10, so I'll see how long it lasts.
Mistske number 1.... I didnt know to turn it off at night
 
TexasGuppy
  • #7
Plants won't convert CO2 to oxygen at night without light. You don't want to kill fish with too much CO2.
 
Dave125g
  • #8
Yes those little tanks won't last too long. The other thing I forgot to mention is the way I got my diffuser working. I had to soak the disk in bleach. After that it worked like a charm.
 

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