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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 04:36 AM Thread Starter
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Just checked my regulator after it's off, it went from ~50 psi to ~65 psi. Should I be worried?

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Just checked my regulator after it's off, it went from ~50 psi to ~65 psi. Should I be worried?
As Bettatail mentioned, it would be a little worrying, since it is possible that the seal is not really stopping the leak of CO2.

If the pressure continues to rise past the point where the solenoid cannot hold it back, you will probably begin to get leakage.

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As Bettatail mentioned, it would be a little worrying, since it is possible that the seal is not really stopping the leak of CO2.

If the pressure continues to rise past the point where the solenoid cannot hold it back, you will probably begin to get leakage.
Or worse, you could get a cylinder flying through your wall like a ballistic misile. I personally wouldn't mess around with it.

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Just a heads up. I also bought a Dici regulator back in January and I noticed another problem. At night when the solenoid went off, the working pressure slowly began going up from 35 psi, all the way to almost 100 psi. Another guy in Toronto who had the same issue but his went as high as 60 psi. I ended up removing the regulator on the advice of several people aquarium and gas people, and the thing's been sitting on a shelf ever since. Something you want to keep an eye out for.
That would be me. I got a thread on it somewhere here. I also been advise by numerous people not to toy around with something such as a Co2 tank. I really hope you don't either, 80 dollars is not worth the trouble of something going wrong. The very name of the product implies that the pressure should not change that much - it's a "regulator" isn't it?

I brought a Aquatic Life regulator and it been stable with a preset PSI, I think any of the choices of "Aquatek, GLA, etc" will be fine. I think DarkBlade is also making some Dual Stage regulator so you might ask him how much.

Hey exv152, the solenoid and Gauges might be still useable, don't toss that thing out yet :P The seal is pretty strong and you need a vice grip but sometimes with inferior products they can break easy. The solenoid is easy to take off, we also have the bubble counter. Not a total loss I guess

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I think DarkBlade is also making some Dual Stage regulator so you might ask him how much.
Indeed I am

Already sold a nice Matheson dual stage and have another Victor dual stage coming soon.

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Already sold a nice Matheson dual stage and have another Victor dual stage coming soon.
How much are you selling them for? :O

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This may be unrelated or related to this topic, I have no idea. I recently fixed my sleeping pattern (Now going to bed at 12, waking up at 7:30 - 8 instead of sleeping at like 5 and waking up at 3), but I feel tired in the middle of the day, around 12. My planted aquarium is in my room, and I was wondering if the CO2 cylinder may be a cause for my sleepiness?

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Hey exv152, the solenoid and Gauges might be still useable, don't toss that thing out yet :P The seal is pretty strong and you need a vice grip but sometimes with inferior products they can break easy. The solenoid is easy to take off, we also have the bubble counter. Not a total loss I guess ...
Thanks for the tip, I will definitely do that. I didn't think about the solenoid but it does work quite well.

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This may be unrelated or related to this topic, I have no idea. I recently fixed my sleeping pattern (Now going to bed at 12, waking up at 7:30 - 8 instead of sleeping at like 5 and waking up at 3), but I feel tired in the middle of the day, around 12. My planted aquarium is in my room, and I was wondering if the CO2 cylinder may be a cause for my sleepiness?
From what I've read exposure to CO2 can produce effects such as headaches, dizziness, restlessness, a tingling or pins or needles feeling, difficulty breathing, sweating, tiredness, increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure etc, in higher than normal ppm concentration, like 1000-5000 ppm. Anything below 1000 is normally present in any everyday urban environment.

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This may be unrelated or related to this topic, I have no idea. I recently fixed my sleeping pattern (Now going to bed at 12, waking up at 7:30 - 8 instead of sleeping at like 5 and waking up at 3), but I feel tired in the middle of the day, around 12. My planted aquarium is in my room, and I was wondering if the CO2 cylinder may be a cause for my sleepiness?
You're just like me. I like to go to bed around 5-6 am and then wake up at 2 pm or so.

If I try to "fix" my schedule to 12 am - 7 or 8 am instead, I get tired by 1 pm anyway, regardless if I am in my room or at work.

In any case, I wouldn't worry about the CO2.

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I was thinking of saving the $40 bucks and getting this Dici regulator from hong kong rather than the milwaukee one. Thanks you just made my mind for me!!! Ill stay with american made. Anyone know of a better regulator with solenoid for under $100 than the milwaukee ma957??
I have the aquatek deluxe on a 5# tank that I am very happy with. Got it on sale for 85-95 a few years ago. it's 99 on amazon right now
Amazon.com : Deluxe AQUATEK CO2 Regulator with Integrateoid Solenoid for Hydroponics and Indoor Garden : Aquarium Treatments : Pet Supplies Amazon.com : Deluxe AQUATEK CO2 Regulator with Integrateoid Solenoid for Hydroponics and Indoor Garden : Aquarium Treatments : Pet Supplies


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