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Yesterday 08:15 PM
Viper
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Originally Posted by zerodameaon View Post
You don't hydro the 20oz, you toss them in the recycling and go buy a new one. The cost of a rehydro easily exceeds the price of a brand new tank.
Yesterday 07:29 PM
Matt47890 I appreciate it guys thanks for the info
Yesterday 07:28 PM
zerodameaon
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Originally Posted by Matt47890 View Post
Someone was saying you don't on the 20oz ones
You don't hydro the 20oz, you toss them in the recycling and go buy a new one. The cost of a rehydro easily exceeds the price of a brand new tank.
Yesterday 06:05 PM
Viper
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Originally Posted by Matt47890 View Post
Interesting so for that bigger tank what would I need to be up and running
The general consensus on a setup goes like Co2 canister, regulator, needle valve, bubble counter, Co2-rated tubing, check valve(s), diffuser of some sort, drop checker (or if budget allows for it, a pH controller).

It really depends on what you're trying to accomplish though.
Yesterday 05:14 PM
Matt47890
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Originally Posted by Viper View Post
ALL refillable Co2 tanks must be hydro tested every "X" amount of years. Locally where I'm at, it's every 5 years. I'm not sure if that varies state by state.

This test is to make sure the canister is structurally sound and can withstand the forces exerted by a pressurized gas. A tank that fails can have lethal consequences.
Interesting so for that bigger tank what would I need to be up and running
Yesterday 01:17 PM
Viper
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Originally Posted by Matt47890 View Post
Someone was saying you don't on the 20oz ones
ALL refillable Co2 tanks must be hydro tested every "X" amount of years. Locally where I'm at, it's every 5 years. I'm not sure if that varies state by state.

This test is to make sure the canister is structurally sound and can withstand the forces exerted by a pressurized gas. A tank that fails can have lethal consequences.
01-26-2015 06:28 PM
Matt47890 Someone was saying you don't on the 20oz ones
01-26-2015 06:19 PM
Viper
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Originally Posted by Matt47890 View Post
Actually I don't want this one lol I'd need to do hydrotests lol
It says fresh hydro test.

Hydro tests are every 5 years as well and you'll need to do hydro tests on any pressurized Co2 canister that you use.
01-26-2015 05:10 PM
Matt47890 Actually I don't want this one lol I'd need to do hydrotests lol
01-26-2015 03:48 PM
Viper
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Originally Posted by Matt47890 View Post
Can I use something like this
Yes but you'll need other parts/equipment besides just that.
01-26-2015 04:07 AM
Matt47890 Can I use something like this
11-05-2014 02:22 AM
suds1421 Everyone,

I made this with a ASA, FMF10BK Deltrol and the Watts needle valve ganged together.

I tried it with just the Deltrol valve and I wasn't able to adjust the bubble rate. With both of them together I can just barely do it.

I think folks are having troubles with the bubble rate slowing down for this reason: They crack the CO2 open which creates lots of back pressure, then they turn down the valve until they get the correct rate. Then as the back pressure is released the bubble rate slows down.

So what I do is get the bubble rate slower than I want... then adjust the rate up instead of adjusting it down.

I adjust the valve by tapping on it with something.... just light little taps and wait a bit to see if it changed...
10-20-2014 07:33 PM
Viper One post that I saw in this thread (that also didn't receive any replies) suggested placing your thumb over the output of the tubing with the system up and running. This will force the Co2 out of any leaks that otherwise don't make themselves apparent.

I set my system up and didn't see any leaks but remembered that suggestion. Once I did that I found a good-sized leak from the compression nut.
10-18-2014 01:25 AM
mkbojangles
Setup not working just right

i setup this and its great, but when i get the needle valve where i want it , it slows after a bit till nothing is really coming out. I submerged the threads all in water and found no leaks in anything.So im wondering if a bubble counter will fix this. I just want to set it at a constant rate so i dont have to fiddle with it all the time!!!!!
i just have the asa valve with a needle valve on a glass diffuser


thanks !
10-18-2014 01:12 AM
mkbojangles I did this I tested for no leaks but when I let out the needle valve it does the rate I want but then falls off after a short time ... What do I need to make sure it stays constant
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