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Old 12/02/2016, 02:06 PM   #1001
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Hello, I stumble across this tread on accident and have read all the way through it. It has made me want to build a regulator for you Co2 setup. I have been on ebay looking and came up with this for my first build.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291860296916?ul_noapp=true.

I'm not trying to get a highend regulator right now, just something that is better than my current one which is rusted out and not even sure if it works.


That reg will work just need to make sure it is not leaking since it looks pretty old


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Old 12/02/2016, 02:08 PM   #1002
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That reg will work just need to make sure it is not leaking since it looks pretty old


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Leaking at the fittings?


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Old 12/02/2016, 04:04 PM   #1003
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That reg will work just need to make sure it is not leaking since it looks pretty old


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Another question, what tubing do you use for your set up.


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Old 12/08/2016, 09:32 AM   #1004
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I am looking for a CO2 regulator. Found this one on ebay. Is this good enough.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dual-Gauge-C...3D360805798962

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Old 12/08/2016, 09:46 AM   #1005
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I am looking for a CO2 regulator. Found this one on ebay. Is this good enough.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dual-Gauge-C...3D360805798962

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Old 12/08/2016, 11:05 AM   #1006
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Get this one. Stainless dual stage.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/322352942058


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Old 12/08/2016, 11:21 AM   #1007
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Old 12/12/2016, 04:45 PM   #1008
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Could someone explain the Parker regulator face seal and why it's bad?


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Old 12/13/2016, 06:41 AM   #1009
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if you are taking about seals used with the fitting used install fitting in the reg. i do not think they are bad, it just you need to use the proper ones with the reg and you need to use the right fittings. just a bit harder to figure out. with that , my reg uses face seals , have had zero issues with it. been running for almost a year.


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Old 12/13/2016, 08:00 AM   #1010
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I'm using a Parker ir6000 with face seals as well. They work fine but I believe they are not as easy to find fittings for and maybe more expensive. But most just get adapters to reg fittings.


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Old 12/13/2016, 08:57 AM   #1011
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Here is 1 already setup with everything you need for use in a sw tank. Reasonably priced.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Parker-i...AAAOSw-0xYSfoe


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Old 12/13/2016, 09:00 AM   #1012
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This seller has quite a few setups. They look like good regulators but I did not see any model numbers listed. Do your research!

http://www.ebay.com/usr/joshism99?_t...p2047675.l2559


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Old 12/13/2016, 07:04 PM   #1013
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There's a reefkeeping article on calcium reactors that says the output pressure should be between 20-25 psi, but if it's a two stage regulator, then it is only 5 psi. Can anyone confirm this is correct?


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Old 12/13/2016, 07:39 PM   #1014
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There's a reefkeeping article on calcium reactors that says the output pressure should be between 20-25 psi, but if it's a two stage regulator, then it is only 5 psi. Can anyone confirm this is correct?
Hmmm. Isn't output pressure output pressure regardless of what is regulating it ??


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Old 12/13/2016, 07:54 PM   #1015
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I think he is saying if you are using a reg single stage reg you should keep it at 20-25psi. But a 2 stage you can regulate better so you can drop it to 5 psi.

I run at 4 psi. I think slief runs at 3


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Old 12/13/2016, 07:57 PM   #1016
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Hmmm. Isn't output pressure output pressure regardless of what is regulating it ??
One would think. Maybe the author is assuming a single stage regulator is inaccurate at low pressures.

Edit: vhuang beat me to it.


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Old 12/15/2016, 03:34 PM   #1017
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What's a good CV value and orifice size for a needle valve? Can it be too small?


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Old 12/15/2016, 03:41 PM   #1018
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1st page has some part numbers you can look at.


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Old 12/15/2016, 04:07 PM   #1019
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1st page has some part numbers you can look at.


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I've looked at those, but I also found one with a CV value of 0.00066. That's mighty small.


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From swagelok or hoke? My suggestion is unless you know what you are doing, don't stray too far from the listed part numbers and you won't go wrong.


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Old 12/15/2016, 04:16 PM   #1021
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From swagelok or hoke? My suggestion is unless you know what you are doing, don't stray too far from the listed part numbers and you won't go wrong.


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Neither. Brooks. There's a good list on the planted tank forum, for anyone interested.


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Old 12/16/2016, 09:12 AM   #1022
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Are diaphragm valves suitable, or should we stick to needle valves? Is there a difference between fluid valves and gas valves?


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Old 12/19/2016, 08:39 AM   #1023
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Aren't you using the Pacific Sun reactor? Do you need to count bubbles? If not, you don't even need a metering valve.


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Old 12/19/2016, 09:03 AM   #1024
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Aren't you using the Pacific Sun reactor? Do you need to count bubbles? If not, you don't even need a metering valve.


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I am, and that's what I thought, too. But, pacsun says I still need one. The reactor needs between 2-5 bubbles per second, I guess. Maybe that's doable with just a regulator?


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If you need that low a bubble count then you still need a metering valve.


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