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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-02-2003, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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When I first hooked everything up the solenoid would shut off when the co2 supply whenthe pH would rise above the setpoint. Which did not seem right. Because the pH is affected by the amount of co2 in the water if it rises then the co2 level is low so it follows that you would need my co2. I understand co2 and pH the funstioniung of the soleniod did not make sense. I just took apart the set up and replugged everything in and now it seems to be functioning ok. Thank you all for your help I didn't mean to be a pia -Dave
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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-02-2003, 07:03 PM
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Wew, thank Rex. I needed some help.
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post #18 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-02-2003, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you both for your help. I just want to make sure I get this right the first time through.
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post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-02-2003, 09:13 PM
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Good luck. Once you have everything up and running you'll be able to forget everything. The Milwaukee controller really take the guesswork out of adding co2. It makes for a truely set and forget system.
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post #20 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-09-2003, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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I love this system I don't do a thing although I do compulsivly check it. Well anyway thanks so much for putting up with my continous questions
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Dave75,

Question for you....how is your setup working now? My Milwaukee is coming here in 2 days! YIPPPEEEE!!!!! Along with my CO2 regulator bubble counter reactor!!!!!

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post #22 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-07-2003, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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it is working great my plants are growing like crazy pH hangs around 6.5 with a kh 30 ppm best thing I have ever done
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post #23 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-08-2003, 04:01 AM
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Dave I understand what you are talking about.

I think what is happening is that you need to recalibrate with all the liquids or you have your ph controller set around the wrong way.

To explain, lets say that your 4.0 is actually set at 7.2, then when the ph hits 7.2 the controller will think that it should shot off and it does.

So what you need to do is recheck the calibration and what your upper and lower factors are set at, then, recheck your set point.

If all this fails, get the unit checked by the manufacturer, it may be defective.

Hope that my explaination was helpful.

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Der, what an idiot I am, for some reason I thought that this thread only had one page, only to discover that it was in fact two pages long. Looks like I only just got the point, and several hours too late.

Must be part of a long lost blonde gene I have. :lol:

Sorry for wasting your time.

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