Two CO2 bottles, one exit - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Eden Marel's Avatar
 
PTrader: (38/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Longmont, CO
Posts: 3,379
Two CO2 bottles, one exit

Well, I replaced my DIY Sponge filter with an Aquaclear 30, ever since then my plants haven't been pearling as much and my pH didn't lower much as it used it to. So I was thinking of making another bottle of CO2.

Can I connect the airtube from CO2 Bottle 1 to CO2 Bottle 2 using a T-Valve and have only one airtube going into the tank, or will it create problems?
Eden Marel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 03:58 AM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 25
That should be fine. I did that for a bit and it worked. If you don't glue your tubs in into the caps, you might get some leakage due to the tubes bending funny. That's the only issue I had before I went pressurized.
lingtm is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 07:56 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
hbosman's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Leesburg Virginia
Posts: 1,728
If you put check valves on each bottle before the T, you can disconnect and refill a bottle without losing pressure and output from the other bottle. This way you can alternate refilling the bottles and not lose to much output in the process. Just make sure the check valves are in the correct direction or you could have a mess.
hbosman is online now  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 10:31 PM
Banned
 
Left C's Avatar
 
PTrader: (19/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Burlington, NC
Posts: 5,009
an older DIY drawing

EHEIM PIMP #164
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Classic 2011, Classic 2213, Classic 2217, ECCO 2236, Pro II 2028, Liberty 2040, Liberty 2042

VICTOR PIMP #1
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
VTS253A-1993, VTS250B-580, VTS253D-320, HPT500-40-350-4M, SGT500-40-4F-DK
Left C is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-24-2010, 01:49 AM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Posts: 36
what is the importance of the gas separator?
aMichaels is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-24-2010, 02:08 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Nymsley's Avatar
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 371
The gas separator is just a bottle with water in it. It is supposed to prevent fluid from the main bottles from getting into the tank and forming a film on the diffuser. I don't know if that really works since I don't use that extra bottle and no "gunk" forms in my tank. It also servers as a bubble counter. Its not all that necessary.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
:
Nymsley is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-25-2010, 12:43 AM
Algae Grower
 
catchandrelease's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 142
The gas seperator is helpful as a bubble counter, the benefit is that you will know how often you need to be changing one of the bottles just due to the bps coming through the bottle. I used one for about 2 months until i just realized i need to change one of the bottles every saturday with the exact same recipe each time, that keeps me at just over 1 bps. Once you know how often to chenge a bottle its not as useful.
catchandrelease is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-02-2010, 09:54 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Central NY
Posts: 5
Hey Catchandrelease, is there any chance you could post your recipe? I have been looking for one that gives about that many bps that I have to change with about that frequency.

Thanks,

-Mark
mducommu is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-03-2010, 07:14 AM
Algae Grower
 
Tuiflies's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 73
I run a line from both of my bottles into the separater so I can see the output from each. With a "T" connector, like in the diagram, you'll only be able to count the combined output.
Tuiflies is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome