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Old 05-01-2007, 03:51 PM   #1
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CO2 cylinder question...

I am going on vacation tomorrow for a week and will be leaving my CO2 off on my planted tanks (don't want anything crazy to happen).

I have a silly question....is it ok to just leave the solenoid unplugged, or should I turn the valve on the tank off?
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:56 PM   #2
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Shut the tank valve off, leave the solenoid plugged in and running as usual. When you return, Very Gently open the tank valve.
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:57 PM   #3
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I would turn of the cylindar at the main valve. This is the surest way to ensure that it is off and will stay that way.

Since you're shutting of the CO2, don't forget to cut back on the lighting so that you're less likely to come back to an algae farm.
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Thanks! I thought I'd need to turn the main valve off....just wanted some feedback to reassure me this was the way to go.

And PurrBox, thanks for the reminder....I will be cutting back on the lighting. I definitely don't want to attract more algae than I've got now.
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