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post #16 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-19-2003, 03:49 PM
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It looks like I'm sending mine back as well. I'm going to ask if I can get the aqualine regulator instead. I didnt really need the solenoid.
Whats wrong with your Regulator ? If you don't need the solenoid you can just remove it and put it away for some other day.

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post #17 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-19-2003, 04:14 PM
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The regulator seems to be defective. when I put it on the cylinder it either shoots out air or makes a horrible squeling noise. I never had any of these problems with my Aqua medic regulator. I have the washers in place & I've tried it with the knobs loose/tight. I've been trying to get it to work for 2 days now!. theres only so many troubleshooting techniques you can do with 2 knobs.
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Theres only so many troubleshooting techniques you can do with 2 knobs.
LOL!

What about 2 knobs and a large hammer?

Seriously, sorry to hear about your trouble. It sounds like the diaphragm/spring/poppit valve assembly is bad or sorely out of adjustment (from the factory). I hope you can get things straightened out soon.

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Was your needle valve loose and and you solenoid valve plugged in? Try it like that with the regulator loose and you should be fine, I was having your exact same problem, don't worry, it is fixable!

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Still growing that tough green algae on the glass, kH 4.0 with RO Water and CO2 hasn't solved that. Not feeding much initially till I get a handle on how things behave.
I think everybody gets green spot algae. I'd hate to have an acrylic tank. I don't have much patience for scrubbers, the only thing that seems to get it completely is a nice sharp razor blade.:hehe:

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O.K O.K. I waited about a day to come back to my regulator problem (fresh set of patience). I plugged in the solenoid, closed the needle valve, and back the black knob off all the way. After about 5-10 try's I finally got a solid regulator/cylinder connection!!. no leaking. so I closed it back up and moved it to its spot behind the tank and filled the bubble counter. Right when I opened the valve, Bam!! air shooting out of it again!!. So I fiddled with it some more and achieved a solid connection again. Its been going ever since last night without a problem. as long as I dont touch it. I want to thank everyone here for egging me on to get this thing working. Without you guys I probably would have sent it back after the third try.

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After reading about all the problems I was more then a little worried when I set mine up today. Everything worked out fine though, with no complications at all!

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After reading about all the problems I was more then a little worried when I set mine up today. Everything worked out fine though, with no complications at all!
I had no problems also. Mine works like a charm. Thats why I was surprised when I saw people having problems.

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Believe me, if someone is apt to have a problem with something... its me. I don't know how the setup could have been any easier or fool proof for me. It went so smooth I suspected I had made a mistake! Sorry to hear you guys are having troubles. :hehe:

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Did yours come with instructions? Mine works great too, but it is just the one gauge that got damaged. I almost don't want to send it back since I got it working and it will take at least 5 days after I send it to get a replacment.

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No instructions with mine. Common sense, attach male to female and tighten snuggly. Fill bubble counter and retighten snugly. Open valve, set preasure, adjust bubble rate. Thats all I did. :hehe:

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I wish mine went that smooth & quick. I'm usally really good with these sort of gadgets, but this thing gave me a hard time.

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Well, the only trouble that made mine bad is that I didn't plug the solenoid in at first, otherwise it is really easy. Just a simple mistake since I really have NO experience with this kind of stuff what-so-ever.

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Today my regulator quit! I am very disgusted. I've tried everything to no avail. So much for my Christmas present. I'll keep you guys posted on the procedings. I guess I must have just been lucky at first. :hehe:

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Today my regulator quit! I am very disgusted. I've tried everything to no avail. So much for my Christmas present. I'll keep you guys posted on the procedings. I guess I must have just been lucky at first. :hehe:
How did it just "quit" ? What happened ?

Now, I'm getting scared mine's gonna quit too !!

Marcel

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