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Re: CO2 consumption

At 03:48 AM 10/4/00 -0400, Jon Wilson opined:
> > From: Dave Gomberg <gomberg at wcf_com>
> > A properly set up pressurized CO2 rig should consume .5-3# of
> > CO2 per year > (depending mostly on tank size/planting density).
>Just to add another data point...
>I think I'd have to seal my tank in a plastic bag if I wanted to cut
>consumption to that level. :)
>I get 3 months out of a 5lb tank. I can't reduce that consumption rate
>without changing something major like lighting, filtration, or sealing the

The figures I quoted are based on about 1.5# per year per liter per day.  A 
liter is about 200K 2mm bubbles, or about 3 per second for a day.

Dave Gomberg, San Francisco            mailto:gomberg at wcf_com
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