Got my $80 Pressurized CO2 running! - Page 2
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 > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Equipment


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-05-2003, 01:23 PM   #16
corvus
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 150
Default

Rex, Thanks for the info. Do you know where I can get one of those permanent brass seals for the tank/regulator? All is working fine now, so I'll not mess with it for the time being, but whenever i have to change the tank, I'd like to have one of those, sounds like the ideal solution.
corvus is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-05-2003, 04:06 PM   #17
GulfCoastAquarian
Planted Tank VIP
 
GulfCoastAquarian's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 3,578
Send a message via ICQ to GulfCoastAquarian Send a message via Yahoo to GulfCoastAquarian
Default

I'm going to take my CO2 tank out and weigh it tonight. That's the only true way I'll know if I have a leak or not. Otherwise pressure is stable at 820psi right now and everything seems to be working fine. I took a big cup of water and submerged my entire needle valve to regulator union and didn't see any bubbles forming on the valve, regulator or the vinyl tubing. When I put the tank back, after weighing, I'm going to tighten the regulator to tank connection a bit more. That nylon washer probably sees some plastic creep after a while and probably needs occasional re-tightening until it settles.
__________________
- Sam P -
plantedtanker in limbo - all tanks currently in storage
GulfCoastAquarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2003, 12:57 AM   #18
Rex Grigg
Planted Tank Guru
 
Rex Grigg's Avatar
 
PTrader: (65/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Portland Orygun
Posts: 9,600
Send a message via ICQ to Rex Grigg Send a message via AIM to Rex Grigg
Default

I got the brass seal from the fire extinguisher place that fills my tank. I'll bet if you ask at a welding shop they might carry them also.
Rex Grigg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2003, 02:18 AM   #19
Buck
Planted Tank VIP
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Lebanon, CT
Posts: 4,939
Default

____ :shock: ___ Weird Science

I know the problem Sam... you have too many dang connections !

Here is my setup...
Bottle to the Regulator to the Needle Valve to the "Air" Tubing Into The Tank

Reactor - Filstar XP2
Bubble Counter - That's me! I watch the intake tube of my filter suck up the bubble... 1 every 3-4 seconds

All the CO2 ya need without the Science Project...yeh im lazy
Buck is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pressurized CO2 System Questions. ColinAnderson General Planted Tank Discussion 11 07-17-2004 01:41 PM
My Pressurized Co2 install story... Poohbee Equipment 2 07-13-2004 03:37 AM
Pressurized CO2 jcgd General Planted Tank Discussion 5 06-03-2004 08:29 PM
Pressurized CO2 to two tanks? Grendel Equipment 5 06-28-2003 12:21 PM
Pressurized co2 is back up and running..... ginnie5 Equipment 8 05-13-2003 11:29 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012