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Re: Anti Dump CO2 Regulator
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: Anti Dump CO2 Regulator
- From: Augustine Rodriguez <rodrigaj at win_bright.net>
- Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 04:53:59 -0500
- In-Reply-To: <200009080748.DAA20576 at actwin_com>
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Thank You, George.
I thought I was missing something obvious here.
I bring my 5 pound tank in when the high pressure gauge reaches 500 PSI.
That happens every 10 months in my 55 gal tank. I've never had a tank dump
on me. It takes about 2 to 3 weeks to go from 900 PSI to 500 PSI.
Rice Lake, WI USA
> Re: Anti Dump CO2 Rewgulator
> You may be missing the high pressure gauge. No need to weigh the tank, just
> at the gauge once a week or so. While there is still liquid CO2 in the tank,
> tank pressure stays constant (900 PSI or so). When enough CO2 has been used,
> liquid is gone and you are left with pure gas. As the gas is used up, the tank
> pressure slowly drops. We change ours when the pressure gets down to 200 PSI
> so. The folks at the gas store like to have a little left so they can release
> quickly to chill the bottle (so you get your fair share of fresh). You have
> plenty of time to watch the pressure drop - our ten pound tanks take about a
> month to go from 900 to 200 PSI.
> George Booth in Ft. Collins, Colorado (booth at frii_com)