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Old 04-26-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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Not your average DIY C02...

Okay so I've been planning on doing a DIY c02 for my 10 gallon, but I didn't want to have a soda bottle sitting behind my tank... Decided to do something a little different and share it with you guys! I hope you enjoy it, comments and suggestions are welcome. Here's some pics of what I picked up from home depot for the reactor.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:13 PM   #2
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Had this two gang valve, thinking of mounting it to the top so I can turn the C02 off at night!
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:24 PM   #3
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I don't think you should shut it off at night. The pressure build up probably blow your gang valve right off of there!
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:27 PM   #4
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The point of the valve is that there are two separate valves, one will go to the bubble counter and one will go to nothing. At night I close the one that goes to the tank and open the extra one to release pressure.
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The point of the valve is that there are two separate valves, one will go to the bubble counter and one will go to nothing. At night I close the one that goes to the tank and open the extra one to release pressure.
Oh sorry I see what you are saying. I guess I wasn't thinking clearly. Just didn't want you to have a blowout.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:31 PM   #6
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Haha yeah, I understand your concern. Believe me, I don't want anything exploding next to my tank! Haha
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:34 PM   #7
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Dry fit for the valve, thinking about painting everything before I glue the valve in, just to give it a clean look. What do ya think???
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Personally I think it looks fine. Might blend in better if you painted it a color close to the color of the wall behind your tank. I guess just a personal preference.
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Subscribed!!! What did you get exactly to make this setup? I definitely want to try it out
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:57 AM   #10
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Subscribed!!! What did you get exactly to make this setup? I definitely want to try it out
Thanks for your interest! I got everything at home depot in the plumbing department. It's just some 3" tubing, you can usually buy like a two foot section. Then I just got a cap for the bottom, a sleeve for the top with threads, and the plug to fit in the threads. I'll probably have it up and running tomorrow, still need to build the bubble checker. I hope this makes a difference because my plants are looking a bit sad, if not I guess it's time for a light upgrade...
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