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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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Atomic Diffuser Not Working

I switched regulators from an Aquatek to the Intense V3 (new version off of ebay) and now bubbles don't come out of the diffuser. I checked for leaks cleaned the diffuser and still no bubbles. When I hook up a cheap glass diffuser and open the valve all the way bubbles blast through, but when I do the same with the atomic nothing. I don't get it.

Here is a picture of the regulator. It is made by Naito precision, same as the diffuser so they should work together.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 03:59 AM
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Did the atomic diffuser work with the aquatek?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 04:07 AM
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Maybe not enough pressure?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
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It worked with the Aquatek but not very well because the working pressure on that is only 30 psi. The pressure should be high enough, but I don't know for sure.
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I have several UpAqua in-line atomic atomizers - they require 30-35 psi to work. Given that I have no idea which 'atomic' you are using, I'd recommend slowly increasing your pressure.
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It could be the aquatek reg. I haven't used the inline atomizers myself but have read they need to be cranked up to 40psi working pressure just to get it just to bubble.

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