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How to prevent tank water going to yeast?

A check value doesn't prevent it from siphoning.
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A check value doesn't prevent it from siphoning.
I used to use hemostats to crimp my line closed when I changed the yeast bottle.

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A check value doesn't prevent it from siphoning.
What do you mean it doesnt, the whole point of the check valve is to keep the tank water from siphoning out of the tank.

Some people mistakenly place the check valve to keep the yeast mix from getting into the tank but this also blocks the CO2 from getting into the tank. This is the only circumstance I can think of that the check valve would allow water to siphon out of the tank.

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Like airborne said If you put the check valve in correctly, it sure will stop it from siphoning.
Also, you might want to look into a Gas separator\bubble counter.
It will help you keep the yeast stuff out of your tank.

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Yea I did put on backwards
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Yea I did put on backwards
Happens to lots of people the natural thinking is that it is there to keep the yeast out of the tank. Many of the writeups on DIY CO2 make it seem that way so dont feel bad.

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yeah use a gas seperator i've already got thing amount of yeast in the seperator that goes along with the bubbles from condensation too so it keeps it out
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