Custom Regulators - The Planted Tank Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 79 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 03:30 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
oldpunk78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Anderson, CA
Posts: 6,387
Custom Regulators

Have a custom (not from a retailer) co2 regulator under your stand? Post a pic! It's always cool to see what some of you are using.
oldpunk78 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 79 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 03:35 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
shrimpNewbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: california, orange county
Posts: 2,332
I will post mine as soon as my setup is ready!!! Just need a post body and bottle I wish I would have held onto the first one you made me
shrimpNewbie is offline  
post #3 of 79 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
oldpunk78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Anderson, CA
Posts: 6,387
Quote:
Originally Posted by shrimpNewbie View Post
I will post mine as soon as my setup is ready!!! Just need a post body and bottle I wish I would have held onto the first one you made me
It's silly how things come and how they have to go sometimes. I found a picture of it for you:

oldpunk78 is online now  
post #4 of 79 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 04:02 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
herns's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 3,209
My favorite Victor VTS series.

Specs:
Victor Regulator VTS 253A-320
Ideal Solenoid 52-1-12
Burkert 6011 Buna Seal Solenoid
Swagelok Fittings







Concoa 212 Series


Last edited by herns; 07-24-2012 at 04:01 AM. Reason: Photos Added
herns is offline  
post #5 of 79 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 05:08 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
shrimpNewbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: california, orange county
Posts: 2,332
How I miss it, hoping the new one doesn't disappoint I have it stripped waiting for the post body
shrimpNewbie is offline  
post #6 of 79 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
oldpunk78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Anderson, CA
Posts: 6,387
Bump! C'mon guys, don't hold out on me.
oldpunk78 is online now  
post #7 of 79 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 09:04 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Jeff5614's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: TN
Posts: 3,003
Here's my Victor I've been using for the last few years. The Clippard solenoid has been replaced by a Burkert and the JBJ bubble counter has been replaced by an inline BC on down the line.

Jeff5614 is offline  
post #8 of 79 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 10:06 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
herns's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 3,209
I use to have Clippard solenoid. After I have experienced leaks from them I stay away and go with Burkert.
herns is offline  
post #9 of 79 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 04:27 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: canada
Posts: 496
this is my dual swagelok dual solenoid stainless matheson
Attached Images
 
willknowitall is offline  
post #10 of 79 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 02:39 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Taunton ,MA
Posts: 1,694
With Burkert and the JBJ bubble counter and 10lb tank.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0003.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	43.4 KB
ID:	51375  

inkslinger is offline  
post #11 of 79 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 04:15 PM
Planted Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Near Lake Wylie NC
Posts: 283
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldpunk78 View Post
It's silly how things come and how they have to go sometimes. I found a picture of it for you:

Oldpunk, I'm curious about how you guys manage the alignment of the fittings so well. For instance, in the above photo, you have several 90 degrees fittings, and you've lined them up perfectly to keep both bubble counters aligned and that nice 45 degree drop coming down to the T fitting. Does the Teflon just allow some wiggle room for adjustment, or is there a method to somehow get the locked down position to be precisely where you want?

Also, on the build above, do you recall if you are coming off the regulator with a hex reducing nipple 1/4" male to 1/8" male before going into the solenoid body?

Last edited by SaltyNC; 07-23-2012 at 05:00 PM. Reason: Added question
SaltyNC is offline  
post #12 of 79 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 04:19 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 748
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldpunk78 View Post
It's silly how things come and how they have to go sometimes. I found a picture of it for you:

How did you get the picture from under my tank???

NIKON pimp #017
Sump pimp #014
nvladik is offline  
post #13 of 79 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
oldpunk78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Anderson, CA
Posts: 6,387
^ I have spies...

It just takes some practice. I believe that's a 1/8 x 1/4 reducing nipple.
oldpunk78 is online now  
post #14 of 79 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 02:00 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Craigthor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dubuque, IA
Posts: 9,628
I'll take some pics of mine tomorrow when I'm not feeling so lazy. lol

Rebooting...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cdwill View Post
"C'mon, they're just plants, man, no big deal -- try some"
Craigthor is offline  
post #15 of 79 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 03:08 AM
OVT
Carpe Diem
 
OVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NorCal
Posts: 5,606
Re-build since that picture was taken with a single mouse solenoid with 2 outputs.


Courtesy * Integrity * Perseverance * Indominable Spirit * and Self Control
Tenets of TKD
OVT is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome