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post #46 of 74 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 06:36 AM
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Also, what's the working pressure on this thing? I have an atomic diffuser so it must be greater than 30 psi

I just got one from e--bay for $13 shipped. Works fine. It runs on 20 psi.

How often do you clean this atomizer and what method everybody use?
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I just got one from e--bay for $13 shipped. Works fine. It runs on 20 psi.

How often do you clean this atomizer and what method everybody use?
Did you end up getting that GLA look alike Regulator from evilbay? I sent them a message regarding it and this was the response I got haha

"Dear jerome736,

very sorry for the delay reply
yes it should suit CGA 320
as it is same as http://www.aquatouch.com/freshwater.html
there is a regulator Co2 too
thanks

- aqualabsexpress"
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I think I got mine from u-barn seller from HK.

About two years, there was a seller aquah8 that blocked me for asking a lot of questions about co2 diffusers. LOL!
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Yup I bought the regulator, all in all about $90 including shipping. The actual regulator looks a bit different from GLA but the guy said eBay won't let him change the picture so he sent them to me directly. It is the newer model from the manufatuer but it still functions the same. Once I get it I will post pics and a review.
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Yup I bought the regulator, all in all about $90 including shipping. The actual regulator looks a bit different from GLA but the guy said eBay won't let him change the picture so he sent them to me directly. It is the newer model from the manufatuer but it still functions the same. Once I get it I will post pics and a review.
Was your solenoid 220v or 110v? The pic shows 220v.
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Can you also post the pic the guy sent you?
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How often do you clean atomizer and what method everybody use?
Anyone?
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Can you also post the pic the guy sent you?
It appears to be the 220v version

Herns- Look at what Darkblade says, that is what I do is my music glass CO2 diffuser working properly?









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There are tricks to get around the 220 thing, especially since that solenoid pulls so little power.

My other question, will this screw onto US cylinders? Being from the UK, I would think it was metric?
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It appears to be the 220v version

Herns- Look at what Darkblade says, that is what I do is my music glass CO2 diffuser working properly?
He was referring to ceramic glass diffuser not atomizer.
I would presume it would also work on atomizer.
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wanted to update my feelings on this thing..... I is a good piece, BUT it is extremely hard to adjust and to be honest, i dont really trust that gauge. If i had to do it over again, i would go back to a normal regulator

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V3 GLA Atomic Regulator

I have trouble with co2 leaking from where the threading is. It takes me forever to get a good seal on the cylinder with my V3.. even tried teflon tape..

anyone else have this problem?

i've e-mailed gla a couple times in reference to the seal but they insist it's an installation problem

I mean, screwing on a regulator isn't brain science..

The blue o-ring / gasket is in there nice and secure too..
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you NEVER use teflon tape between a regulator and a cylinder.
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post #59 of 74 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 11:57 PM
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i have the same regulator i bought at a store in japan. its decent for its price paid around 50us. only complain i have is that the needle valve is pretty touchy but i did have a crappy bubble counter that started to leak co2 on me.
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Must have lots of cool stuff to buy in Japan, I can only dream.
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