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Old 05-03-2013, 12:03 AM   #1
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Gang Valve and Pressurized CO2


Will this gang valve work on a pressurized CO2 system (CO2 tank, not DIY). I already bought it, but have not opened it yet...

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Old 05-03-2013, 02:11 AM   #2
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I would not use it personally. Co2 has alot of pressure behind it. I do not think it will hold up. I had valves made up by greenleafaquariums.com for my bother inlaw co2 setup. I think it was around $20.00 each. Very well made.
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I would not use it personally. Co2 has alot of pressure behind it. I do not think it will hold up. I had valves made up by greenleafaquariums.com for my bother inlaw co2 setup. I think it was around $20.00 each. Very well made.
All I could find was this ($70):
http://greenleafaquariums.com/co2-ma...-manifold.html
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:36 AM   #4
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If you E-mail them and tell them what you would like. Tell them Nothing fancy. I'm sure they would build you one.
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I am just looking to have CO2 released at both ends of the aquarium. It is a 220 gallon tank. I tried a T piece, but it only released gas on one side.
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The gang valves won't work for what you want to do. They may work temporarily, and you would probably need to adjust them quite frequently among other issues.

The better long term solution is to use a manifold to increase the number of outputs (w/needle valve/bubble counter) feeding your dispersion setup as desired.

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Old 05-03-2013, 03:05 PM   #7
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there are some manifolds on the Bay that are used for feeding Kegs which would work in our aquarium applications.
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there are some manifolds on the Bay that are used for feeding Kegs which would work in our aquarium applications.
Like this:

It says:
"Manifolds allow you to have one CO2 tank with multiple lines. Each line can be turned off individually without affecting flow to other kegs. Each ball valve contains a check valve that ensures no beer or gas can flow between the two kegs. The barbs are all 5/16", standard for gas line in the beer industry. Check valves keep beer from passing backwards through the CO2 lines and into the regulator."
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