2kg co2 on 4ft tank

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  1. SilverJ87
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    Hey all..

    Can someone plz give me a good estimate on how long a 2kg CO2 bottle should be running on a 4ft tank with good CO2 pumped into the tank?

    Whats the easiest way to test a leak on tubing and reg?

    Thanx
     
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    Try some soapy water to test for leaks...

    If I remember correctly 2kg should last about 3 months at 2-3 BPS.
     
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    My tanks last about a year at 1-2bps
     
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    2kg (proper fill) at 3bps on a 120ltr lasts me a year and a few weeks give or take.
     

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