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Old 07/18/2008, 01:58 AM   #1
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Electronic Co2 Regulator any good?

hi all,

Is theAquariumPlants "Electronic Co2 Regulator" a new model (seems like it is their new "BEST" model)?

Has anybody used one for their calcium reactor?

Any feedback is appreciated.

thanks


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Old 07/18/2008, 03:27 AM   #2
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IMO it is one of the best, well worth the money. also comes with a 3 year warrenty, most others are around 6 months only.


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Old 07/18/2008, 04:10 AM   #3
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Wow, that is BRAND new and VERY cool...! I've never seen anything like that. Great concept and idea--I may have to check one of those out...

Aquarium Plants regular CO2 regulator is very highly touted and beloved by members here, so I would think with this reputation going for them, they would not screw it up with a problematic electronic version. Time will tell...

Yeah, that really is cool--no needle valve, no solenoid--all electronic!


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Old 07/18/2008, 07:54 AM   #4
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It sounds pretty cool, they sell good stuff and if they built it I bet its good.


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Old 07/24/2008, 08:42 AM   #5
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just bumping to see if anyone using this regulator


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Old 07/24/2008, 09:33 AM   #6
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that's funny i posted something on our local boards about this reg. I am very interested in it as well. Looks pretty sweet.


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Old 07/24/2008, 10:09 AM   #7
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my M3 that came with deltec reactor quit. I called AP about the electronic one and they're back-ordered, waiting for some parts. Wondering if i just order the standard regulator one or wait a week or so for the electronic.


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Old 08/10/2008, 07:27 AM   #8
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FYI. They are now shipping. I received my UPS tracking number on Friday, with expected delivery Aug 14. (Love our customs, nothing arrives in less than a week)


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Old 08/10/2008, 09:31 AM   #9
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When did you order yours? I placed an order for one on 7-20 and still haven't heard from them.
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Old 08/10/2008, 09:45 AM   #10
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I placed my order July 18. For Canadian deliveries, they planned to ship August 5. Obviously there was the delay while they waited for parts. I could only speculate, but they may plan the export shipments first because they provide a date commitment (only twice a month).

Hopefully you will hear early this week.

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Old 08/11/2008, 06:25 AM   #11
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Hopefully I will. I'm just a little irritated because when I placed my order the web site said the regulators were in stock.

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Old 08/11/2008, 07:39 AM   #12
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I placed an order for one on 7/24 and I've not heard anything either. The website said they were in-stock at the time too. A little communication would be nice.


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Old 08/11/2008, 07:10 PM   #13
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Got my tracking number today. Will probably get mine the same day as Rockworm or one day later.
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Old 08/11/2008, 07:55 PM   #14
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Be sure to make posts once you get the unit (build quality, setup), and then several weeks after you have lived with it, shoprat and rockworm--some of us are closely following this thread to see how this unit works out before purchasing. I have high hopes...!


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Old 08/11/2008, 08:02 PM   #15
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Good to hear. Good ole' Customs. Gotta delay the toys. You get yours the same day as me.

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Old 08/11/2008, 08:02 PM   #16
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I have their non electric version and have been more than happy with it. It will be nice to see how well these perform also so keep us updated.


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Old 08/12/2008, 04:57 AM   #17
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Will do Todd, even though I don't have much experience with regulators. I might even toss in a pic or two.

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Old 08/12/2008, 07:28 AM   #18
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My M3 regulator quit too, and was just about to order the reef fanatic one when I happened to see this thread. Decided to order this electric co2 one instead. Can't wait to see how this works.


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Old 08/12/2008, 07:53 AM   #19
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Wow, that thing looks awesome

I want one......


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Old 08/12/2008, 08:33 AM   #20
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That thing is sweet. I might have to find some funds to get me one of these. I like the idea that there is no solenoid to fail and the dial is unheard of.


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Old 08/12/2008, 08:24 PM   #21
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Man, how timely was this thread! I'm on my 2nd regulator in <1 yr and had just ordered a 3rd today. I've now ordered the aquarium plants' "bad boy" and can't wait to set it up. Thanks for the info peeps...


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Old 08/14/2008, 05:30 PM   #22
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I got mine today. There were no instructions with it. Remember I'm a regulator noob so I'll probably get involved with it tomorrow.

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Old 08/14/2008, 05:47 PM   #23
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Would like to see pics out of the box. Impressions of build quality? I've been looking to replave my M3 as well. Looks promising.


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Old 08/14/2008, 07:31 PM   #24
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I received mine as well. It was well packaged, but not in what I would call an on the shelf box. The unit was wrapped in sfot but strudy paper, then placed inside a box with peanuts and bubble envelope for extra padding. This was then packed in a larger box with more styro peanuts and large air bag cushion all around.

I did not get instructions either, but I have the instructions for the CA Rx. i still need to get the tank. I really do not need to hook it up yet, as there are not sufficient corals in my system. However, I will probably hook it up within the next week.


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Old 08/15/2008, 06:27 AM   #25
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Yeah I didn't get instructions either, and this is also my first time setting up a reactor. Guess I'll figure it out as I go.


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