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Old 05-28-2009, 05:48 PM   #1
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I am about to get an Oxynator oxygenation kit (the ones the use the disposable red tanks) and I am debating whether it is necessary to use a sterile inline filter with it. Does anyone use one of these set ups without a filter? Have you ever had issues doing it this way?

Isn't pure oxygen going to be sterile anyways?

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Old 05-28-2009, 05:53 PM   #2
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I use one and I don't have a filter. Actually, now I use a simple Venturi but no filter is not a problem on either form of aeration. Take your normal sanitation practices into play and you should be fine. Those filters are for the ones that have to sit there a while to work, like aquarium pumps and stuff.

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mine came with the filter so I use it . Does it do anything I haven't a clue

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Lots swear by them to filter potential bottle contaminants. I don't.

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I use a disposable tank and have a filter but didn't find it until the other day. I have batches without using the filter and don't have any off flavors but will use the filter for now on because I feel it is better to be safe than sorry.

And those filters are cheap so why not invest in one?

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