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Re: [APD] RE: CO2 Losses

Fwiw, I'm using a wet/dry and a 10 pound CO2 tank lasting
more months than your 25 pound tank. This is on a 150. The
tank is covered and the trickle chamber is covered. This
consumption rate is about double what is was when I had a
canister instead of the wet/dry.

Scott H.
--- Chris Ferrell <ferrell_chris at hotmail_com> wrote:
> I going through a 25 lb tank in 3 months (give or take)
> on a 75 gallon tank.
> Covered overflow (tight, but not quite "sealed", air
> could get out if there
> was a pressure difference).  Normal AGA overflow,
> Pondmaster 700 pump
> returning to underwater spray-bar.  CO2 is added through
> a DIY 2"x12"
> reactor that's in-line with the return.
> I don't have covers over the tank and I do have two
> computer fans keeping
> the bulbs cool.  Drop from tank level to overflow is
> about 2".
> That's my experience - if anyone has any ideas, let me
> know.  I just
> consider it an unfortunate side-effect of sumps (to the
> point where I'm
> toying w/ cutting out the sump and going w/ an in-tank
> plumbed canister).

S. Hieber

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