I introduced myself into the CO2 world and want to get some suggestions. I have a 10 gallon with some plant as you can see in the picture. I used my system before and the 24oz lasted 1 month
I used my system before and the 24oz panintball tank lasted 1 month. I used a ball valve at that time and think that it was the cause.
I use an adaptor that I got from amazon (blue) and connected it to the M1-320-PG (western Medical)
This is connected to a selenoid that I also get from amazon
Then I have the bad ball-valve, the 1/4 NPT tubing adapter, fluval bubble counter and diffuser
When I installed this system, controlling the flow was difficult but I managed it to a 2-3 BPS until I started the timer for the solenoid. Turn off/on the rates are completely different.
I know I have to change the valve to needle valve any affordable suggestions? Do you think valves at home depot will do the work ?
Other question is about the solenoid (BACOeng, model 2w-8). its doing the job very well, does not heat, up to max 10kg/cm2 which is =160 psi. BUT its not grounded!
I know that a standart 10G tank may not need CO2 set up like this. Maybe Fluval mini or the 88g is OK, but I want to get used to this system for the future. I use flourish excel and mainly dont have problems with plant growth. Just started some hair grass and baby tears and want them to grow.
What do you guys think about this?
Thanks in advance
Bump: Why are the pictures like this? I have to open in another page.
How can I have the pictures directly on the page?