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DIY Inline CO2

Anyone have any DIY inline CO2 projects completed with pictures that they can share? I'm looking for a good way to build my own.
Anything i should look for, or look out for?
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Search the DIY Forum and I'm pretty sure you will find something.

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Search the DIY Forum and I'm pretty sure you will find something.
Google search gave me better results apparently.
If i am building my own, where is best location to tap the co2 inlet into the cylinder? Middle? bottom? I'm planning to tap a ceramic disk co2 diffuser into a cylinder.
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I would think the bottom. This would give the remaining space for the CO2 to dissolve in the cylinder before exiting to the tank.
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I would think the bottom. This would give the remaining space for the CO2 to dissolve in the cylinder before exiting to the tank.
I agree, but why would they have it like in the picture here:
http://www.marinetechnical.com/obj167geo139pg14p8.jpg

Found the picture from this thread:
CO2 Getting it Started!
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Now i know that 100% silicone is the one to use as sealant, but is there any brand that is easy to remove, should i need to remove it?
I am thinking i will just go with pvc pipe instead of clear tube and just build a top piece that is screwed down which will be clear from plexi glass.
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Also, has anyone experienced with using liquid electrical tape to coat the inner pieces of the fittings with it to minimize the brass oxidation/corrosion?
See below.

and anyone know if the silicone i got will work fish safe as a sealant for the co2 inline cylinder?
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i bought a piece of clear PVC piping (about 10 or 12 inches long) a while back for this project, but never followed through. i can sell it to you if you're interested. i also have some random fittings that might help.
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i bought a piece of clear PVC piping (about 10 or 12 inches long) a while back for this project, but never followed through. i can sell it to you if you're interested. i also have some random fittings that might help.
I already went through with the setup i got. I'm using 4.5inch pipe. Pretty wide. But thanks for the offer!
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Here's how i decided to do mine, in case anyone needed some ideas. What do you guys think? Things i could have improved on?
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