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Old 04-12-2020, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 5lb CO2 tank empty in 2 months

I'm no expert but I feel this is way to to short of a time frame to have to refill my 5lbs co2 tank already, I'm new to the planted tank scene. All my plants are doing amazing. Was doing my water changes and realize I have zero co2 left. I have no idea how. I'm running it at about 3bps. No leaks that I can find, everything has seals on them and the system isnt even 6 months old.my only thought is it has to be leaking from somewhere? Co2 runs for about 9 hours or so. Juat wondering if this should be lasting me longer? I heard it should last like 6 months?
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Sounds about right. You can get/swap a 20lbs tank if you want it to last longer.
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sounds about right.
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Default Re: 5lb CO2 tank empty in 2 months

depends on the aquarium size and amount of CO2 you dispense and whether or not you have the CO2 regulator on a timer.

For me, I use less than a bubble per second on a 14 gallon tank. My CO2 shuts off when the lights do, (on for about 9 hours a day) and I haven't filled it up in over a year. Granted, it is time to refill it now after 19 months.
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