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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-10-2008, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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how long will a 5lb co2 tank last in a 29 gallon tank?

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I will soon be embarking on a 29 gallon venture, my biggest yet. And no more of that inconsistent DIY crap!

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if no leaks maybe 8 months

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how 'bout a 10lb tank?

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Could be around 1 year or so if not leaks.
But the lasting of your co2 tank is primary based on your tank setup and the useage of co2

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over a yr cuz i have one
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I have had a 5lb tank on my 29 gallon for the last 7 months and still have well over a half of tank of gas left.
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That would depend if you use a solenoid and how many bps you run. If you don't use a solenoid, that is a ton of gas that gets released during the dark period.

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I would have a solenoid and the rest of the works.

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I'm not saying it's bad to run CO2 24/7, a lot of people with great tanks do it, but it uses CO2 a lot faster.

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