How do Gang Valves work? Question

Discussion in 'DIY - Do It Yourself' started by Wh0l3, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Wh0l3

    Wh0l3New MemberMember

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    I ordered two 2-way gang vavles by accu-air and in hopes of being able to "switch off" my DIY Co2 for my 5 gallon and my 20 gallon.

    Can I do this?

    I want to be able to close the vavle going to my tank and open the one that will just go into the room.

    Thanks.
     
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    jetajockeyFishlore VIPMember

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    Yes you could do that. I originally routed mine with T in it, having one end of the T with a short piece of tubing and a shut off valve on the end.

    I never had an issue with too much co2 so i stopped bothering.
     
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    Beware that if when closed as to no CO2 going into the tank, you need to allow the gas coming out of the gas separator to go into the atmosphere. If you don't, pressure will slowly build up and you could end either with a smelly splash from the gas separator or worse yet, nasty mulm and water spread all over from the generator collapse.

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    Wh0l3New MemberMember

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    yea thats what i was planning on doing. have the co2 go into the air when not in the aquarium.
     
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