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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-23-2015, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Co2 consumption ?

I just have a quick question, I have a 90g tank that I have been using co2 for awhile now. I've noticed lately that I'm going through co2 much faster now. It's a 5lbs tank and my last one only lasted a month. I have been upping the co2 in the tank, but does that seem a bit fast ?
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My consumption was about 5lbs/mo originally as well. The consensus was that it was unusually fast, and to double/triple check for leaks. I couldn't find any leaks, but I did find that I wasn't tightening the regulator to the tank nearly tight enough. I now tighten it as tight as I possibly can w/o using a clamp, and my CO2 lasts 3+ months.
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I'll recheck all my fittings to make sure I'm not leaking from anywhere
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