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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-24-2004, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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co2 tubing for diy co2? what do yall use?
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I used the trimmed length from the Hagen system for the DIY aquarium.
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is silly-cone airline tubing CO2 safe?
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I use the same thing. Hagen airline tubing.
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I use vinyl air tubing from the hardware store. The walls are much thicker than aquarium tubing.
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is silly-cone airline tubing CO2 safe?
Do you mean silicone, or is silly-cone a brand name? Silicone is safe to use, but it tends to leak a lot. I still use it though... doesn't make THAT much of a difference. But if you are an efficiency stickler, use something else. There's a post somewhere about the different permiabilities of different materials. Do a search for "silicone" and "co2" and you should be able to find it.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-25-2004, 11:36 AM
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EEEkk,..

I am having some CO2 delivery problem to my reactor and am trying to hunt down a pressure loss, guess I'll be ditching that silicone tubing also..

VYNIL is FINAL..

I found a regulator but I can't figure out it's pressure rating, even on the internet, the company seems to have gone out of business..
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LOL see, vinyl is not permeable to co2, but doesn't it get affected by all the co2, with the acidity and the reacting and the breaking down..oiy!

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