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Old 09-16-2013, 06:19 PM   #1
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Diy guage for co2


I came across this last night and was intrigued. I know its damn near impossible to stopmc02 flow at night time. But this seems almost legitimate for a diy set up. I was completely intrigued by it though I didn't buy it. What do you guys think of this idea or concept for a diy set up.
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Looks like junk to me. Typical DIY CO2 equipment (plastic vessles) won't end well with shutting off the flow at night. Kaboom, eww what stinks.
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It does look a bit cheap, but the "regulator" looks alot better than the plastic turn valves you usually get from your Lfs

I thought it was kinda cool, but the smelly part is no fun I have had that happen before without even turning off the flow
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I would not try to stop DIY CO2 at night. However, that seems like it could be cool. I have only done DIY CO2 on a 29 gallon and I would never need to turn it down. The gauge would be what helps, allowing you to get a much better idea of what is going on so you can change out the bottle right when it starts to drop. On the flip side, that would equal more work but you may actually be able to get a pretty reliable rate of CO2, depending on how accurate the gauge is and paying attention to how long it takes the CO2 to build/deplete.
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That's also what I was thinking. The valve could come in handy preserving co2 and getting the right amount in the tank and the gauge would allow a more accurate reading of the build and the die off so you could calibrate your scheduling as per when you would need to change out the bottle. I'm sure you could always just use a tire pressure guage or tire pump guage as well?
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That's also what I was thinking. The valve could come in handy preserving co2 and getting the right amount in the tank and the gauge would allow a more accurate reading of the build and the die off so you could calibrate your scheduling as per when you would need to change out the bottle. I'm sure you could always just use a tire pressure guage or tire pump guage as well?
I don't see why you couldn't use another type of gauge. The issue this solves is space. I would think any gauge that could fit, or could be adapted to use a air hose size inlet would work fine.
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