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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-03-2011, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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Blow off valve for DIY co2

I am just starting my 10 gallon medium light planted tank. I am going the diy route for co2. Ive read its best to shut thoe co2 off at night. I was thinking og putting in a plastci t-valve to open at night so now co2 would enter the tank. Anyone else try this?
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That should work. What do you have in your tank and what is the PH normally at? You might be able to get away with it running overnight.
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Are you saying you want to cut your c02 off at night? In a diy system I would not do that. The pressure might build up and blow up your bottle.
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Are you saying you want to cut your c02 off at night? In a diy system I would not do that. The pressure might build up and blow up your bottle.
no,i would open the t valve so the co2 would release before it got to the tank.in the morning id just open it back up
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Oh that's a good idea.
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