It's like the glass is shaking around or something... Like it's not sealed.
There were two screws on the back and I unscrewed them and tried to open it up, but it will not open. I'm kinda pissed. Dunno how this happened. My pressure when I left town was at 1.5 barr on the low-pressure gauge, at about 1200 Psi on the high gauge, and i was runnng 4 bubbles per second... When I got home the tank was empty and the high-pressure gauge was screwed up.
Lol, Got it online somewhere. I'll have to look it up. No receipt, and it was a kit (I traded away the bubble counter and the reactor that came with it so that probably voided the receipt if i had it anyway)
I've already torn down the tank and everything is in the process of converting to emersed form in my 75 gallon carnivorous plant terrarium.
Look forward to lots of emersed HC, downoi and dwarf lobelia for sale in the future is all I can say lol. I'm done with planted aquariums. I mastered the reef but plants beat me lol. That's like being able to do an algebra problem the hard way but not the easy way lol.
Anyone know where I can buy just the paintball regulator? I found one at thatpetplace.com for 99 bucks but it comes with the needle valve which I already have. I'd like to just buy only the regulator and save a few bucks. I'm done with aquariums but I'd still like to use it for my CP's and orchids.
I think you should look at your bubble counter and use soapy water to check for leaks. The big problem would be when it comes time to refill your tank, you won't know it. Otherwise, if there's no leak and the bubble counter is still counting bubbles, then gas is still going in.
Well, if you know it's 30lbs when full and it's 25lbs now, then you know it isn't empty, right? Provided it was actually 30lbs when full, that'd make your empty weight 10lbs (which seems awfully low to me).
One of the first links when I searched google. You'd have to probably do a bit of digging to find a smaller gauge diameter. Gauges are pretty common and not terribly expensive.
frozenbarb, is your tank aluminum or steel? I've got a steel one and empty, it weighs around 30lbs, full is around 50ish. I agree with indiboi, my empty 5lb aluminum weighs 7.5lbs, so 10lb empty seems really light. The tare weight should be stamped on the bottle itself so look around the conical portion of the tank and see what kind of info is there to find out not only when it was hydroed but also your empty bottle weight, among other things.
I can't be sure, but I seem to recall the last time I swapped my 5lb cylinder that it weighed 20lbs full (steel this time). I can't find a TARE weight on it, (argle bargle), but that's my basis for saying your 20lb cylinder would almost certainly weigh more than 10lbs empty.