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[APD] Re: Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 18, Issue 7

Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2005 16:28:52 -0000

From: "Andrew McLeod" <thefish at theabyssalplain_freeserve.co.uk>
Subject: [APD] Orientation of CO2 Tank
To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>

On Sat, 5 Feb 2005 11:20:58 -0500, John T. Fitch <JTFitch at fitchfamily_com> wrote:

For space reasons, it would be a better arrangment for me if I could lay my
CO2 tank on its side.  Will it still work properly?   Is it safe?  Thanks.

John T. Fitch
Web: www.fitchfamily.com/aquarium.html

No. The CO2 tank contains both liquid CO2 and gaseous CO2. When the tank is upright, the gas flows out of the regulator. But if used on their side, liquid will flow into the regulator, with bad consequences which I'm sure somebody else will tell you about (I'm not exactly sure what would happen, just that it isn't good).

I had around 300lbs left in my tank, so I took of the regulator and let 'er rip. The bottom half of the tank frosted. From a dead sleep my two cats ran out of the house like bats outta hell from the noise.

Whee waaah.

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