co2 bottle empty already - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 07-15-2007, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
co2 bottle empty already

i got my co2 stuff about a couple of mounths ago and ive just noticed the bottle is empty already. when i got it i checked for leaks but there was none. and i checked the valve about a week ago and everything was ok.

it holds 500g and is for a 50 gallon tank but i thought it was sposed to last a year lol. so does any1 know if its empty or somehow a leak happend?

any help will do cheers
englandbloke is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 07-15-2007, 01:43 PM
Actually 500g for a 50gallon tank doesn't sound all that much if you were expecting it to last a year so i wouldn't have suspected a leak. I also gather that CO2 regulators are pretty useless when it comes to trying to figure out if there's CO2 left - they pretty much show pressure when there's some CO2 and no pressure when you're out!

If it's only 500g, it sounds like it's a proper aquatic CO2 bottle - try contacting your local LFS to see if they will refill it.

I have a 2KG fire extinguisher which cost me about £25-8 off ebay and will cost me a fiver to fill. I expect it to last a year and I have a 185l tank. If you have the room, maybe consider gettign something bigger.
tigger is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 07-15-2007, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
cheers for ur info. i got it off from that trimar site if u know what that is. ill have to see if they have a bigger bottle or somethin
englandbloke is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Freshwater Nitrifying Bacteria in a bottle? rsheets Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 7 11-15-2009 01:10 PM
Bottle brush algie lionhead Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 6 11-10-2009 09:28 AM
How long does A compressed CO2 bottle usually last? FuzzAz Beginner Planted Aquarium 6 03-31-2009 01:26 PM
Novices - shake the nitrate bottle really well!! Julie's Julies Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 1 08-08-2007 01:26 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome