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Hooked up a basic threaded "T" to my outlet line on my DIY co2. I just unscrew the platic screw in the "T" at night so no co2 enters the tank. In the morning,just screw back in and you back in buisness.
 

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The thing I'd be concerned about is your co2 mix getting accidentally knocked over and spraying out through the valve hole.

It's also a very manual solution to a problem I've never really had with diy co2, but by all means, if you can keep up with that schedule, more power to you.
 

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Since it's venting to atmosphere there shouldn't be any pressure building. The only drawback I see is forgetting to put the valve stem back in. Am I missing something?
 

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I've had the unfortunate experience of my DIY CO2 mix actually making it to the tank. Nothing scares a planted tanker like turning the corner in your living room to see your previously crystal clear water now white and cloudy. lol I had to perform several water changes to get it to clear up. Needless to say I installed a check valve after that, but I would have definitely preferred it to spill in my stand or on the floor instead of in the tank. Not that the OP's mod will prevent that from happening...but I'm just saying.
 
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