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RE: CO2 leaks
You undoubtedly have a leak. A leak that would be undetectable without
special effort could empty your bottle overnight.
I emptied a 10 pound bottle this way. When I had it refilled, the supplier
didn't buy my "growing aquarium plants" story. It sounded too "fishy". He
assumed I was growing something less-than-legal to use that much CO2. I
brought in pictures when I picked up the bottle to prove my case.
From: Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com
[SMTP:Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com]
Sent: Sunday, February 28, 1999 3:48 PM
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
Subject: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #877
> I'm using
>a bottle that fills with about 2 lb. of CO2 (by weight)
I'm trying to keep it
>at about one bubble per second. However it seems like upon
>I'm running out of CO2 faster. How long does a bottle last
for other people?
>My last refill did not last a week even.
Two pounds should last a year or more. Either you are not getting
two pounds or it is running out a lot faster than one bubble per second.
Did you carefully weigh your tank before and after it was filled? That
would be a cheap way to verify that you got two pounds. How are you
counting bubbles? I have seen some bubbles that are huge. You want your
bubbles to be about 3/32" (2.2mm) in diameter. Please advise.