CO2 Dump

martinphillip03

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I know what one is. How does it happen and how do you prevent it?
Also I won't be using a ph controller.

Marty
 

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Re: CO2 Dump

a pH controller seems to be the only option. i don't use the controller for other risk reasons, but it really is beneficial for this purpose.

i had a co2 dump about 3 weeks ago with fish gasping hard. I just retuned the settings on the needle valve and pressure to get it back to normal. has worked fine since.
 

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Re: CO2 Dump

If your co2 outflow is set to 20lbs and the tank pressure goes to 19 lbs. Is that when you get co2 dump?

Marty
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Spar said:
a pH controller seems to be the only option. i don't use the controller for other risk reasons, but it really is beneficial for this purpose.

i had a co2 dump about 3 weeks ago with fish gasping hard. I just retuned the settings on the needle valve and pressure to get it back to normal. has worked fine since.
 

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Re: CO2 Dump

A needle valve set without a pH controller prevents end of tank dumps.

I've enevr had a gas tank dump using needle valves, only if you use the regulator with disc methods as the control without a needle valve.

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Tom Barr