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    I setup my pressurized co2 system yesterday and my fish and plants are doing great. The diffuser I have is a fluval nano CO2 diffuser that looks like this. http://www.amazon.com/Nano-Carbon-Di..._petsupplies_3

    I have a 29 gallon tank and this is made for 20 gallons or less, will it diffuse CO2 properly in a large tank or do I need a new diffuser?
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    You should be fine, you just need to watch the plants, may not put as much CO2 into the tank as it would in a smaller tank

    Think you should just monitor it closely, also just look up CO2 tank dump and make sure your regulator is designed to prevent that

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    I have a aquatek premium regulator is it alright?

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    either is fine, but dual stage regulators are the types that typically can prevent that

    I don't believe you have a 2 stage regulator, however tank dump is something you should be aware of

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    What exactly is tank dump, and how can it be prevented?

    Here are the specs for the CO2 setup
    24 oz empire paintball tank
    aquatek paintball adapter
    aquatek premium regulator
    co2 proof airline tubing
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    Tank dump is when your CO2 tank gets close to being empty, the amount of pressure in the tank is very low... lower than the regulator can "notice" or control.

    What happens is when it gets too low, it will all of a sudden empty the remainder of the tank it the aquarium, thus causing a pH crash... being that you are only using a paintball setup I think you are fine. I think its more common in the larger tanks

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    Ok thank you for your help. I am going to order a drop checker to monitor levels.

    I love my fish and plants and do not want to kill any of them. Thank you again!

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    Also, when do I know to refill the co2 tank? Thank you
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