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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-19-2004, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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I have the milwaukee MA957 with the SMS122 PH controller and
I'm running the output from the bubble counter into a T-splitter
and one C02 line to each of my 55 G tanks.
In my 4 WPG tank I'm using the Power Recator from Plantguild
and set the PH controller to 6.7 KH is 5.
In my 2.5 WPG tank I'm runnig the other C02 line into a powerhead
which has a plastic air control valve to adjust the C02 flow rate.
The PH goes from about about 6.6 in the morning to about 7.0 in the evening and the KH is at 3 (lots of driftwood).

Will this setup work over the long run. I have been reading a lot of the post and keep on thinking I need to change the setup. I wanted to control
both tanks with the one sms122 and so far it seems to be working somewhat. Any advice on how I can improve on this.
Or should I give up on trying to controll both tanks with one SMS122?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-19-2004, 08:32 PM
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So you are diverting CO2 away from the tank that has the controller, and giving it to the tank that doesn't. So the controller calls for CO2, the solenoid opens up, both tanks get CO2, untill the controller says the high light tank has enough. I can see how it works I just don't see the point, other than the Milwaukee system only has one bubble counter and one solenoid.

I'm a little behind the automation curve on this one. I have one regulator, no solenoid, 2 "Y's", 3 bubble counters, and 3 needle valves for three tanks, and no controller.


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It should be able to work. You'd just have to pay more attention to the non-controller tank and adjust as necessary.
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