polished c02 bottle - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 02:39 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
HD Blazingwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 4,907
polished c02 bottle

so on a whim tonight i decided to take my 5lb aluminum bottle. sand it and polish it

pretty much happened because my tank ran out early. either i injected 5 lbs worth in my 29 gallon over three weeks or i have a leak. i did check for leaks and found none.. this is the second time this has happened. neither time have i found a leak. same setup has gone 3 months before plenty of times.. ehh oh well

here ya go!!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2012-07-23_21-36-24_331.jpg
Views:	69
Size:	47.3 KB
ID:	51404  

HD Blazingwolf is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 02:41 AM
Planted Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Naugatuck, CT
Posts: 154
Wow!bling!
Perryboat is offline  
post #3 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 03:03 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
radioman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,383
radioman is offline  
post #4 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 03:14 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
HD Blazingwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 4,907
Thankies
HD Blazingwolf is offline  
post #5 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 03:23 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 983
How did you do it?

29 gallon, Fluval 306. Aquatop PF25-UV Power Filter, 1x39 watt T5HO 7" above tank. P.F. Sand, Pressurized CO2, 5 Glowlight Tetra's, 3 Halequin Rasborah's, 3 neons, 2 Oto's, 5 Cherry Shrimp, 4 Amano Shrimp.
livingword26 is offline  
post #6 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 04:15 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Centennial,Co
Posts: 1,815
From what I’ve read most of the value was in the antique patina.
BruceF is offline  
post #7 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 04:30 AM
Pelvicachromis Lover!
 
Complexity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 5,058
Oh, wow, I need some shades to look at that thing!

How did you do it? That is just amazing!

Vicki Rena Filstar pimp #142 (four XP4s/three XP2s/one XP1) Eheim pimp #301 (Pro II 2128) Victor pimp #27 (VTS-253B-320)

90g - Journal Pelvicachromis taeniatus 'Moliwe' 75g - Journal Pelvicachromis pulcher 'Lagos Red' Better Pics 8-24
29g - Journal Pelvicachromis pulcher 'unknown' -- 29g - Pelvicachromis taeniatus 'Moliwe'
5g - RCS colony 2.5g - Journal Retired
Complexity is offline  
post #8 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 04:58 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: LaPine, Oregon
Posts: 605
Thats crazy! Lol

Fluval Flora Pimp #34, 40b Congo Puffer Tank,
75 Gallon High Tech
Calmia22 is offline  
post #9 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 05:04 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
OverStocked's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SoDak
Posts: 10,732
Too bad that it has to get plastered with some stupid CO2 sticker now....
OverStocked is offline  
post #10 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 11:30 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Gone
Posts: 5,993
I think you have an opportunity for a nice little side job service.

What progression of grit did you use? What did you use on your final buff?

I agree with Overstock, shame to have to put a sticker on that bottle.
DogFish is offline  
post #11 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 11:36 AM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: miami fl
Posts: 87
Three weeks ago I knew nothing about Co2 and it's importance in photosynthesis. Now I could write a book on the stuff esp. when it gets to diffusers vs. reactors. That tank deserves every bit of that attention but the stuff inside is the magic.

What regulator do you have?

Last edited by king kong; 07-24-2012 at 12:00 PM. Reason: after thought
king kong is offline  
post #12 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
HD Blazingwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 4,907
Dogfish, it is a side job so it does help that i have all the tools available to me

start with 180 grit move up to 320 grit move up to 500 grit.. any sander is preffered over hand. if u have to do it by hand. do it with wet sand paper and use a spray bottle to keep the medium wet. reduces a lot of fatigue..
with any kind of rotary or jig sander electric or air on a round surface its best to go back and forth perpendicular to the curve, in this instance its lengthwise of the bottle. this way you can keep the radian of the bottle without having distortions.

after 500 grit u need a 2-3 stitch or 3 ply buffing wheel. 6 inches or more is preffered. width is irrellevant until you talk heat. brown rouge followed by white rouge. then super white on a 1 stitch buffing wheel.
3,000 rpms is an excellent beginner speed and decent pressure is needed as well.

then a good soap bath and ur done
HD Blazingwolf is offline  
post #13 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
HD Blazingwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 4,907
Quote:
Originally Posted by OverStocked View Post
Too bad that it has to get plastered with some stupid CO2 sticker now....
yeah i saved it incase they give me some jibe about removing it. i figured it was a justified cause
HD Blazingwolf is offline  
post #14 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 01:27 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Craigthor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dubuque, IA
Posts: 9,628
Now you just need to get that brass all shined up as well don't stop now your 90% done. LOL

Rebooting...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cdwill View Post
"C'mon, they're just plants, man, no big deal -- try some"
Craigthor is offline  
post #15 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
HD Blazingwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 4,907
Lol brass doesnt stay shiny for long and its a pita to use small sanding bits on..very pitted material
HD Blazingwolf is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome