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Does this sound a bit scary for the fish? It is actually not a big problem. When a CO2 tank is filled/refilled, most of the carbon dioxide is compressed into a liquid state inside the tank, and only the upper part of the tank contains CO2 in gas form. As CO2 gas is released from the top of the tank, more of the liquid evaporates to gas inside the tank, and the tank pressure remains constant. Eventually, there is no more liquid CO2 in the tank. At that point, as carbon dioxide continues to be released from the tank, the pressure in the tank finally starts to drop. However, when there is no more liquid left in the tank, there is enough gas to keep running your system for days, if not weeks. How long it continues depends on how much CO2 your aquarium uses. Several days or weeks is plenty of time for you to notice that it is time to refill the CO2 tank. A good rule of thumb is to plan the next refill when you see the high pressure dropping and to get the refill before it drops all the way down to about 400 to 500 psi. That should leave you a very good margin of error and avoid significant changes in the flow rate. Note that of all the CO2 that was in the CO2 tank to begin with, the proportion that is in the tank when all the liquid CO2 is evaporated is very small – just pennies’ worth. Do not worry about using the very last cent of carbon dioxide. When the pressure drops, get a refill.
Aquarium air pumps and aquarium CO2 systems play important roles in both freshwater aquariums and saltwater reef tanks.
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GLA custom CO2 systems provide planted tank hobbyists the CO2 essentials and monitoring equipment they need to grow a successful planted tank. Our extremely reliable CO2 equipment allows you to focus on what's important, growing & enjoying your planted tank. The GLA GRO CO2 System contains the following equipment:The Milwaukee MC122 pH Controller allows you to monitor pH and maintain desired CO2 levels in your aquarium. The MC122 is designed to connect to the solenoid of your CO2 regulator. It regulates the release of carbon dioxide, which is directly related to pH. Once a desired pH is set, the controller will signal the solenoid valve to prompt the CO2 regulator to stop releasing or to release more CO2 in order to maintain the set pH. If you have questions about aquarium air pumps or CO2 systems, please do not hesitate to  To further your knowledge, consider reading  and .
Photo provided by FlickrThis is my DIY CO2 system on my 65gal Planted Aquarium - showing all the items and the CO2 mix you will need - works great ...........
Photo provided by Flickr?The complete DIY CO2 kit combo for planted aquarium. You can built up your CO2 system within 15 mins.
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CO2 Life continuously releases CO2 slowly and consistently into the water without the necessity of constantly monitoring pH and re-adjusting CO2 levels. The unique design of CO2 Life prevents over production of CO2, which could damage an aquarium ecosystem. CO2 Life is easy, fast, and safe. – The CO2 Cylinder is a high pressure storage cylinder for the carbon dioxide (CO2) that you will be introducing into the planted aquarium. This is where the complete system starts, inside of the cylinder. Carbon dioxide in a cylinder exists primarily in the form of liquid CO2, only the head space of the cylinder contains gas. The liquid allows the cylinder to maintain a constant high pressure. Because the cylinder contains liquid gas, it must always remain in the upright position.This post is for all of the planted aquarium newbies who are just getting started with CO2 and the planted aquarium, or for those more experienced hobbyists looking for a review. Setting up a for the first time can be a little intimidating, we hope that this post will help answer some questions and alleviate a little of the mystery involved before you dive in and set up your very own CO2 system.Using a timer, rather than a pH controller, can be considered a basic and inexpensive method of automating a CO2 system. On the other hand, a pH controller provides a full-time monitoring system of pH levels in the aquarium. It will regulate the release of CO2 in order to maintain a set desired pH, day and night. In comparison, using a timer versus a pH controller may save you a little CO2, because a timer shuts off the flow of CO2 gas at night when CO2 is not necessary.