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Re: [APD] Re: Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 18, Issue 7
The frosting is from the rapid escape of the presurised
contents and doesn't really have much to do with the tank's
--- Chris Hotte <ecwh at cogeco_ca> wrote:
> 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
> Whee waaah.
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