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Old 25-09-2003, 07:13 AM
-=Almazick=-
 
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Will I be able to make 1-2 buble per sec. only with Pressure Regulator and
without needle valve. Do I have to use only CO2 cylinder (such as Paintball
sylinder) or can I use cylinder from Propane Fuel (Carbon Monoxide (CO)? I
have 16oz cylinder with CO and would like to convert it to CO2. Is it OK?



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Old 25-09-2003, 08:03 AM
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Never ever inject CO into an aquarium or into a room with living things....
They will die.
Not sure if you can covert CO to a CO2 system...


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Will I be able to make 1-2 buble per sec. only with Pressure Regulator and
without needle valve. Do I have to use only CO2 cylinder (such as

Paintball
sylinder) or can I use cylinder from Propane Fuel (Carbon Monoxide (CO)?

I
have 16oz cylinder with CO and would like to convert it to CO2. Is it OK?




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Old 25-09-2003, 08:22 AM
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I know and I would never inject CO in my tank. I'd love to convert CO
cylinder to CO2 system



"Djay" wrote in message
...
Never ever inject CO into an aquarium or into a room with living

things....
They will die.
Not sure if you can covert CO to a CO2 system...


"-=Almazick=-" wrote in message
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Will I be able to make 1-2 buble per sec. only with Pressure Regulator

and
without needle valve. Do I have to use only CO2 cylinder (such as

Paintball
sylinder) or can I use cylinder from Propane Fuel (Carbon Monoxide (CO)?

I
have 16oz cylinder with CO and would like to convert it to CO2. Is it

OK?






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Old 25-09-2003, 02:32 PM
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I know and I would never inject CO in my tank. I'd love to convert CO
cylinder to CO2 system


I dont know why do you want to do that? CO is very dangerous even at low
levels. If you are looking for a cheap system have a look at my experience
http://www.dlink.org/aqua/CO2.html

Regards
Dominic

PS: I am planning to sell my CO2 cylinder, Regulator and other items in a
few days.


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Old 25-09-2003, 05:12 PM
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For good prices on pressurized co2 systems and components, take a look at
the material I have assembled on my web site:
http://members.cox.net/tulsaalstons/...Pressure%20CO2

Also, I strongly suggest using a 5-pound or larger co2 cylinder. It can be
used or new and obtained mail order or at a local welding store or fire
extinguisher store.

And yes, you will need to use a needle valve.

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Will I be able to make 1-2 buble per sec. only with Pressure Regulator and
without needle valve. Do I have to use only CO2 cylinder (such as

Paintball
sylinder) or can I use cylinder from Propane Fuel (Carbon Monoxide (CO)?

I
have 16oz cylinder with CO and would like to convert it to CO2. Is it OK?






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Old 25-09-2003, 06:22 PM
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No you can't use propane cylinders for co2 as the propane
cylinders are only rated for some where around 200 psi
and co2 bottles have more than a 1000 psi maybe 2000 psi
don't remember for sure.




JR,


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Old 27-09-2003, 01:42 AM
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On Thu, 25 Sep 2003 17:17:24 UTC, "JR" wrote:

No you can't use propane cylinders for co2 as the propane
cylinders are only rated for some where around 200 psi
and co2 bottles have more than a 1000 psi maybe 2000 psi
don't remember for sure.


About 900 - 1000 psi. It varies quite noticeably with temperature,
because the CO2 is liquid (till the tank goes empty).

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Old 27-09-2003, 10:02 PM
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On Sat, 27 Sep 2003 00:36:14 GMT, "Dan Drake" wrote:


About 900 - 1000 psi. It varies quite noticeably with temperature,
because the CO2 is liquid (till the tank goes empty).


But the tank needs to be rated well over the "normal" pressure of the
CO2. I would bet the tanks are rated to at least 2000 psi...


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Old 27-09-2003, 10:13 PM
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On Thu, 25 Sep 2003 06:09:18 GMT, "-=Almazick=-"
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sylinder) or can I use cylinder from Propane Fuel (Carbon Monoxide (CO)? I
have 16oz cylinder with CO and would like to convert it to CO2. Is it OK?


Propane is NOT CO...... Propane is C3H8. In any case, no you can't
use one type of cylinder/tank for other types of gas.

And paintball CO2 cylinders don't work well for our purposes.
standard regulators won't fit the small paintball cylinders. And
regulators made for paintball don't usually regulate down to the low
pressures we use in planted tanks.




Chuck Gadd
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Old 27-09-2003, 10:13 PM
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On Sat, 27 Sep 2003 14:58:58 -0600, Chuck Gadd wrote:

Propane is NOT CO...... Propane is C3H8.


Correcting myself, propane is actually CH3CH2CH3.



Chuck Gadd
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