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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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2 questions: co2 gauge and light on top of the tank?

oK gang,

2 questions .. first off someone tell me what my co2 guage is letting me know. yes everyone get your laughs in.. i have a 20 pound co2 tank and cant even read what the guages mean.. see pic below.

next questions.. i have algae growing all over my driftwood and by the end of each week after a good tank cleaning, i have mild algae build up on the walls of my tank.. i want a crystal clean tank.. i have 2 96w 10k lights in my light fixture.. it sits right on the tank.. should it be raised? if so i bought the light fixture used with no legs.. how can i raise it? see pic below

light on top of tank?


co2 guage reading please???
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 12:35 AM
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The CO2 gauges say the CO2 tank has liquid CO2 in it, so the tank pressure is about 800 psi. The other gauge says the regulator is set at 40 psi output pressure, which is usable, but the needle valve will be pretty sensitive to very slight movements. That regulator looks like one with a pre-set output pressure.

I don't know the dimensions of your glass tank, so I don't know if that is too much light (unlikely) or too low (unlikely).

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