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Old 03-28-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
Richy_23
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I have a question .

I have a 1.5 inch sparger in a 500l brite tank the same sparger you would find . In a 2 inch t piece arrangement.That won't carbonate period.

Does this mean I need a 12 or 8 inch stone to carb this volume. Also must the stone be off centre to work properly in tank?

 
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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Stone all the way. The sparger will eventually carbonate the tank, but that'll take ~2ish weeks while keeping the temp at a constant low level and IIRC you don't have cooling on your bright tank. It's barely a step above pumping the CO2 into the headspace.

I think that so long as the stone is near the bottom of the tank that the center v. off-center location is irrelevant.

If you do get a stone, be sure to install a one way check valve on it if it doesn't come standard.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:26 AM   #3
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Cheers mate this has been why I haven't been able to carbonate properly for months. Amateur... Of me. Also herd I need to make sure stone nut etc assembled tightly and checked in bucket of water. Thanks allot.

 
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:09 AM   #4
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Don't sweat it, we were all new at one point. Even at 50+ hrs a week working and thinking about cider at the 'professional' level I still learn new things constantly. I'll still consider myself an amateur in ten years.

Good luck!
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