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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-01-2015, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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DIY Pressurized Co2!

Just made a nice video about how to make a cheap DIY PRESSURIZED (not yeast) Co2 Set up.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-05-2015, 12:38 AM
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Cool video, is there any major risk of sudden depressurization or explosion when using a needle valve from a hardware store like that?

I'm looking to do a low cost CO2 system like this, I really wanna keep my CO2 budget under $60 or so, but I'm concerned about dangers - of killing my fish with a sudden CO2 spike, or blowing my fish tank stand apart and creating a disaster!
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I would just like to clarify that your Asa on/off valve isn't a regulator. There's about 800 psi behind that needle valve that's mean to be used with about 40 psi of water.

It's cheap.

It works to some extent.

It's not a great way to do it. And for folks that don't like to fiddle with stuff, it's nearly unusable.

Don't forget to turn it off at night if your close to the threshold the fish can stand.
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