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splitting the line

if i want to run two diffusors off of one tank what is the best way to split the line?
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You will need an additional needle valve in order to reliably control the flow to each diffuser.

A simple T will work, provided you have two needle valves.

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I have the atomic V3 reg. Can I add this to it and how ?
http://greenleafaquariums.com/co2-ma...-manifold.html

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I have the atomic V3 reg. Can I add this to it and how ?
http://greenleafaquariums.com/co2-ma...-manifold.html

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I don't think it's doable on the v3 atomic reg. That splitter is meant for the other regular regs where you can remove the old NV and add the splitter.

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I don't think it's doable on the v3 atomic reg. That splitter is meant for the other regular regs where you can remove the old NV and add the splitter.

I talked to Orlando, I would have to send the reg back and have it modified.
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I have the atomic V3 reg. Can I add this to it and how ?
http://greenleafaquariums.com/co2-ma...-manifold.html

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I'm not completely sure what the V3 reg is but, that manifold you linked to says it is compatable with any 1/8" solenoid. You would be putting it after the solenoid anyway so, I'm not sure I see how this would affect your regulator?

WAIT!!! Just took a look at it. You'd need a different reg, I think.

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Pick up 2 smc as1200 needle valves, a 3 way 10-32 manifold and 3 10-32 x 1/8" barb fttings. All could be found on the auction site for roughly 20 bucks. That way you won't have to modify your v3.
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Pick up 2 smc as1200 needle valves, a 3 way 10-32 manifold and 3 10-32 x 1/8" barb fttings. All could be found on the auction site for roughly 20 bucks. That way you won't have to modify your v3.

thank you this is a great start, but I still need a little more guidance on this one. Why do I need 3 barb fittings? Wouldn't the first one to be to connect the manifold to the tank and then the two needle valves? Also I searched those terms on ebay and didn't see anything that resembles what I recognize as Co2 equipment.
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Ya, it looks like the auction site is a little dry right now. Looks like the best you could do is 14 each for the as1200 and have to go with a 4 way manifold and plug the extra hole. You'd also have to buy a m5 tap and rework tje manifold. You need the barbs because youd run the whole thing in line so you don't have to modify your regulator.
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Ya, it looks like the auction site is a little dry right now. Looks like the best you could do is 14 each for the as1200 and have to go with a 4 way manifold and plug the extra hole. You'd also have to buy a m5 tap and rework tje manifold. You need the barbs because youd run the whole thing in line so you don't have to modify your regulator.
So would it be the line from the reg to a barb to the manifold and then needle valve out connected to another barb?
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Yes.
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if I get the manifold, needle valve, and barbs recommended will I need anything else to assemble this or will his be enough (other then plumbers tape)? I am assuming they all fit in to each other?
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I haven't tried this one yet but I bet it's very similar to what is on your v3. Fleabay item number 260616156168. It would save you from a couple extra barbs and the need to tap the manifold.
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I haven't tried this one yet but I bet it's very similar to what is on your v3. Fleabay item number 260616156168. It would save you from a couple extra barbs and the need to tap the manifold.
thank you will look into it
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