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Re: Acid+dolomite CO2 generator
>Roger Miller writes:
>> If a a gas line is run from the pressurized reactor to the top of the acid
>> reservoir there will be equal pressures in the acid reservoir and at the
>> acid outlet. That way gravity feed should work.
>Well, yea, that was my thought, too. Simply put a tee in the line that goes
>to the aquarium, and feed it back to the top of the acid jug. So far, my
>biggest issues have been draining the resultant CaCl2/H20 solution out the
>bottom, and getting the drip started without filling my mouth with HCl. As a
>machinist, I could easily build a plastic float valve that I can place in the
>bottom of the dolomite container. As for starting the drip, I'm still
>thinking about that one.
>> Of course, this will put some highly corrosive material under pressure,
>> with a chance for serious problems. But, what the heck...
>Built out of the right plastics, and placed on a stable surface under the
>aquarium (preferably inside a cabinet-type stand) it shouldn't be a serious
I'm not keen on the acid/dolomite idea, but I do have a method for getting
it going. Start the drip with water instead of HCL.
Usually lurking in WV where it is incredibly hot and dry right now.