Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
My pressurized CO2 is running to my 29 gallon currently (Aqua Medic regulator and needle valve), but I'd like to also run some tubing into my 20 gallon in the next room.
*Can I just get a T splitter and run a second line to the second tank without problem? I assume, since the second tank is smaller, I'd have to turn down the CO2 so as not to overdo it (thereby putting more CO2 than normal in one, and less than normal in the other), but I'm not sure.
*If I do need a second needle valve, is there a way to get an in-line valve? Or would I need to spring for a manifold of some kind?
*The line to the second tank has to travel about 20 feet (down into the crawlspace and up into the next room). Will this cause pressure problems in the line? If so, what would I need to counter it?
*I'm currently running the CO2 into the intake on a powerhead, which spits fine bubbles toward the HOB filter intake. Is this just stupid and inefficient? I like this set-up because of the added circulation and the ease of counting bubbles, but can spring for some Hagen bubble ramps if they'll be a significant improvement.