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  1. Default disconnect co2 at night?


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    I purchased a co2 system today (JBL ProFlora Bio 80) and was wondering as I dont have an airpump to oxygenate the water should I disconnect the co2 at night?


    29 Gallon: Veiltail Betta, White Cloud Minnows, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Bolivian Ram, African Dwarf Frogs, Amano Shrimp

    6.4 Gallon: Halfmoon Betta

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    Yes. Only have the CO2 operational during the lit hours. Ideally you'd have it on a timer.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~firefly~ View Post
    Yes. Only have the CO2 operational during the lit hours. Ideally you'd have it on a timer.
    Ok thats fine thanks. I have no timer, I will just disconnect the pipe from the main container as there is a safe return valve on the pipe.

    EDIT: Actually ive just had a thought. If I pull the pipe our surely all the pressurized co2 will escape from the container, meaning it would need another 24/48 hours to build back up?
    Last edited by serbusfish; 02-03-2013 at 09:37 PM.


    29 Gallon: Veiltail Betta, White Cloud Minnows, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Bolivian Ram, African Dwarf Frogs, Amano Shrimp

    6.4 Gallon: Halfmoon Betta

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    Would it not be better to close the valve?
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~firefly~ View Post
    Would it not be better to close the valve?
    That's what I was going to say. But I think you would need to close the needle valve instead of the main valve. I don't know this for sure but I believe closing the main valve will cause excess CO2 dumping into the tank similar to an EOTD (end of tank dump).

    If your regulator doesn't have a solenoid, you may want to consider getting one with a timer to simplify things.

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    My kit only has 1 valve, this is the set up:

    Container (containing salt mix and water) > piping > none return valve > more piping > diffuser.

    Honestly I dont see how I could disconnect at night as the gas would just escape if I pulled the pipe out, and anyway if I did stop dosing at night surely my PH would sky rocket and hurt my fish?


    29 Gallon: Veiltail Betta, White Cloud Minnows, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Bolivian Ram, African Dwarf Frogs, Amano Shrimp

    6.4 Gallon: Halfmoon Betta

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