co2 leakage?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > General Planted Tank Discussion

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-15-2013, 04:42 AM   #1
Planted Member
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: La Mirada, CA
Posts: 285

co2 leakage?

So i just replaced my 5lb tank to 20lb tank.
initially the pressure was 800psi when i opened the tank valve. then it was 850 some time later on. then next day when co2 was turned off it was 900.
and when co2 was turned on during light time, its around 850.
(that day temp was real hot during day and cooler evening)

now, its staying around 850.
i sprayed soap water around all threads and i didnt see any fizzling bubbles.

whats the reason for my pressure fluctuations?
does room temp make a difference?
could it be a leakage?
dkreef is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 05-15-2013, 11:39 AM   #2
Algae Grower
Paxx's Avatar
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: 92,960,000 miles from maximum PAR
Posts: 133

Originally Posted by dkreef View Post
whats the reason for my pressure fluctuations?
This link explains what you are observing.
Paxx is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-15-2013, 12:53 PM   #3
HD Blazingwolf
Planted Tank Guru
HD Blazingwolf's Avatar
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 4,907

to briefly answer. yes room temp fluctuates co2 tank ad output pressure. as tank pressure increases, output pressure decreases. as tank temperature deacreses, and pressure drops, output pressure rises meaning more gas is comming out of the regulator.
HD Blazingwolf is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Your Location. As precise as you feel comfortable with.
Security Question
While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, John and his friend Sally both spotted a dalmatian inside of a truck with sirens. The animal with John and Sally is a _ _ _?
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:22 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012