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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-08-2008, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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CO2 Operating Pressure

Did a search didnt come up with much so guess ill start a new post i just got a new Pressurized CO2 system what pressure should the operating gauge be set at ? I have a Ph meter that i can set it up with but i think im going to just put it on a timer for now. That being said about how many bubbles per second should i shoot for ?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-08-2008, 10:36 PM
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If you have a Milwaukee regulator assembly, the needle valve always works best for me with about 20-30 psi output pressure on the gage. The CO2 bubble rate needed depends on how big the tank is and how you introduce it to the tank. It could be from 1 to more than 5 bubbles per second.

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o yes sorry its a 55 heavily planted 55
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Bps depends upon the tank setup. When I ran my 55g as a 2.25wpg CF (lower light) anubias tank I used ~3-4 bps. Now that it's a high light T5HO setup--I couldn't tell you how many bps are going it to it. Too many to count.


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