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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2014, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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C02/ time/ open/ check valve/ diffuser

Hi,

I open my cylinder, with my metering valve etc. I'm at 3 bps, and after ten minutes no co2 in the tank.

How many time take with a new tank to get co2 usually ?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2014, 11:16 PM
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What do you mean exactly when you say no co2 in the tank?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2014, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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No co2 out of the diffuser.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2014, 11:53 PM
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How "open" do you have the high pressure valve? If you're just cracking it, you may not have enough pressure to push the gas through your diffuser.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-28-2014, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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I open it to 15 psi.

I had a check valve on my co2 tubing and regular tubing to the diffuser, i remove the check valve it and plug into the diffuseur.

I broke up the glass diffuser at the same time...so i plug the co2 tubing on a fluval diffuser.

Is it enough on a 40G ? Do i need to be higher than 3-4 bps to be efficient ?

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-28-2014, 12:52 AM
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With my Azoo regulator, every time I change my CO2 tank.
The working pressure will initially surge up to a higher level than
what I set it at. The bubble rate will be unstable for a while.
Usually it will slow down (or stop) by the lowering (working) pressure.
I've to be around adjusting it until it's stable.
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