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how much co2 is lost using silicone airline tubing

How much co2 is lost using silicone airline tubing in a pressurized setup? Is it that significant? If so, I will find a source for co2 tubing and utilize it. Anybody have some I can purchase and get shipped over here?
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well for me. the silicone tubing blew off the barbs over 5 -10 psi

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As near as you will be able to measure, you will lose zero CO2 with silicone tubing. I tried to measure the loss of CO2 from cheap silicone tubing, and wasn't able to measure anything above zero.

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Lol, well that is an acceptable loss percentage to me. I guess I'll keep using my silicone.
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I read different on another forum so that is very good to know I dont need to switch. I like that percentage as well. Wolf if u have the right equipment goods it wont blow off. Hows belem experiment goin?
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How much co2 is lost using silicone airline tubing in a pressurized setup? Is it that significant? If so, I will find a source for co2 tubing and utilize it. Anybody have some I can purchase and get shipped over here?
you might not loose any if using reactor, if you are using high PSI and diffusers then there is a risk of loosing co2 and tube exploding.

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