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I am fairly new to planted tanks and have a scuba tank I dont use and was wondering if it is possible to be able to use this as a CO2 tank.
 

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I have no clue as to what the thread size is on a scuba tank. Anyone know of any sites I can get the proper fittings to make it work as there is a scuba shop near me that may do the change. Or is it cheaper to go a different route. Thanks Korey
 

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Thats what I figured oh well figured it was worth a shot since I had the tanks. Thanks for the help guess CO2 will have to wait for a little while.
 

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Bring your tank in a welding store where they do fill them and they will be able to modify your bottle but make shure it is cheaper then a new one that is what i did cost me 30$
 

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Scuba and CO2 tanks have different fittings in the US and you can't fill one with the other. You may have to modify the tank to get it filled.

Selling the tanks is a better, and much safer course of action. It would be embarrassing if someone borrowed your CO2 filled Scuba tank for a dive.
 

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Thanks for the advice think I am just going to hold off until I get some money and buy a Co2 setup. The plants I currently have are pretty low care level so they should be fine
 

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Scuba and CO2 tanks have different fittings in the US and you can't fill one with the other. You may have to modify the tank to get it filled.

Selling the tanks is a better, and much safer course of action. It would be embarrassing if someone borrowed your CO2 filled Scuba tank for a dive.
and also dangerous! very unsafe

it is probably better to just buy a dedicated tank designed for use with CO2

don't skimp on safety for not only yourself, but others
 

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Scuba tanks are even rated for higher psi so safety should be no problem if you get the fittings right. Have some friends who have done this here in the Philippines with no problem. You just need an adapter to be able to put in a regular CO2 valve.

As for taking it diving, its impossible as long as you got the fittings on already. To be sure, paint it gray and label in Carbon Dioxide.

Even CO2 fire extinguishers can be converted for used in planted tanks.
 

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Here is Houston I called a couple shops because I found a 35# co2 tank for $50.00 and they informed me that if there was a gas company name stamped on the tank they would not fill it. So like posted above make a few calls and insure you can get the tank filled..

on another note they will sell me a 5# bottle for 108.00 and refills are 12.00

I know I can buy online a little cheaper but they way I look at it this gas shop is 2 miles from my house, and if I buy from them I'll always be able to get my bottle filled by them and they are a national chain.

Hope this helps.

John
 
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