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Old 02-18-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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20LB CO2 tank?


I have a 20LB CO2 tank running on my 72 Bow tank

I also have two 20 gallon tank about 5 Ft away, I realize I want Co2 in these tank to...

So my Question is, Should I buy a 3 way splitter to use on the 20lb tank? or buy another CO2 set up for the two 20 gallon tank
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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this is what im thinking of buying
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Either a three way splitter or another setup is fine.

The splitter would be the cheaper option, since you would only need two additional needle valves for the other aquariums.
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that's a nifty looking splitter, but what's the quality like?
othewise it looks like it could suite your needs well

you might want to entertain the option of a manifold being built here by a hobbyist such as bettatail, or oldpunk
quality builds that are probably far more accurate, and reliable.
just my .2
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that's a nifty looking splitter, but what's the quality like?
othewise it looks like it could suite your needs well

you might want to entertain the option of a manifold being built here by a hobbyist such as bettatail, or oldpunk
quality builds that are probably far more accurate, and reliable.
just my .2


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Old 02-18-2013, 10:25 PM   #7
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One other thing to consider depends on your diffusion method. If you're using Atomic-style diffusers, I'd recommend either another rig or switching to all reactors. I've had a lot of difficulty trying to balance the pressure and needle valves for two Atomics, and was completely unable to balance 3 of them on the same rig.

On the other hand, if you're doing all reactors, no problem. And even those cheap needle valves will do the job, though better valves will make it a lot easier on you.
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Sorry to hijack, but what size Atomic diffuser would a 75 g need?


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One other thing to consider depends on your diffusion method. If you're using Atomic-style diffusers, I'd recommend either another rig or switching to all reactors. I've had a lot of difficulty trying to balance the pressure and needle valves for two Atomics, and was completely unable to balance 3 of them on the same rig.

On the other hand, if you're doing all reactors, no problem. And even those cheap needle valves will do the job, though better valves will make it a lot easier on you.
So using three glass Diffusers is a no go?
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Sorry to hijack, but what size Atomic diffuser would a 75 g need?


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i got a 50mm on my 72
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I'd guess that three generic glass diffusers would work out fine. It's the variation in higher cracking pressures of Atomics that present problems, I think.
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