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- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: CO2 cylinder
- From: Keroom at aol_com
- Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 13:21:44 EDT
After a series of goofups by my CO2 supplier I was left with an empty
cylinder and a week wait until another refilled shipment came in. To tide me over he
gave me a full 5lb fire extinguisher cylinder. I hesitated but went with it.
When I attached the regulator and opened it up the pressure shot up to
1800psi! The hair on the back of my neck stood on end, 800 psi is what I usually see
on a regular CO2 cylinder. The aquarium is in the lobby of a school and the
CO2 is underneath in a locked cabinet. The kids won't be there for another week.
Can I use the current extinguisher cylinder until it runs out or should it be
removed as soon as possible? Safety is my concern. Everything seems to
functioning OK, the fire extinguisher cylinder is rated to 3000psi
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