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04-16-2014 04:20 PM
jrman83 They are quick disconnects.
04-16-2014 04:14 PM
jeffkrol Blue/black things ..Just disconnects or check valves?? IF CV what brand..
04-16-2014 03:13 PM
Mathman Here's another one I put together using two Fabco NV. If you want inexpensive fittings go to your local hardware store or use eBay.





04-16-2014 02:51 PM
charlie 1
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Originally Posted by Italionstallion888 View Post
That's what I thought, but wasn't sure if I could just split it off one. Thanks for the info on that.

Could I build it just for one tank, and add on the additional later? It doesn't seem like building this is a one and done type of deal correct.
Yes & Yes.
Regards
P.S> do a search on youtube for " Custom Build Regulator for Aquarium CO2 Systems", there is a good video that will give you a better visual of putting these things together.
Also the very first post on page 1 of this thread.
04-16-2014 02:48 PM
Italionstallion888 That's what I thought, but wasn't sure if I could just split it off one. Thanks for the info on that.

Could I build it just for one tank, and add on the additional later? It doesn't seem like building this is a one and done type of deal correct.
04-16-2014 02:41 PM
charlie 1
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Originally Posted by Italionstallion888 View Post
Thanks for all the information, I've decided to pull the trigger and start buying parts to put a pressurized system together. I have a few questions before I start this journey.

Based on page one

I'm picking up
Burkert 6011
Fabco NV-55
CGA-320 nut/nipple
JBJ bubble counter (?)

my question is, how do I know what fittings and check valve to purchase? Do I need to have a design in place before I get the fittings I need? I just want a simple set up that works. I don't need fancy or flashy, just something that works like it should. I've never messed with anything like this, so this is new territory for me.

Is there a way I could build this to run 2 tanks at the same time. I have a double stack stand with a 55g on top and a 10g below. I would like to use this to run both tanks. Do I just use a splitter after the bubble counter to each tank?

Thank you!
You will need to have 2 fabco & 2 bubble counters, 1 each to control each tank.
A few post above #`s 666 & 667 are pictures of one example that illustrate how it can be done.
Regards
04-16-2014 02:18 PM
Italionstallion888 Thanks for all the information, I've decided to pull the trigger and start buying parts to put a pressurized system together. I have a few questions before I start this journey.

Based on page one

I'm picking up
Burkert 6011
Fabco NV-55
CGA-320 nut/nipple
JBJ bubble counter (?)

my question is, how do I know what fittings and check valve to purchase? Do I need to have a design in place before I get the fittings I need? I just want a simple set up that works. I don't need fancy or flashy, just something that works like it should. I've never messed with anything like this, so this is new territory for me.

Is there a way I could build this to run 2 tanks at the same time. I have a double stack stand with a 55g on top and a 10g below. I would like to use this to run both tanks. Do I just use a splitter after the bubble counter to each tank?

Thank you!
02-28-2014 12:49 PM
Mathman
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Originally Posted by newbieplanter View Post
Saweet i would run with tha SS fittings tho. I would also see if a couple bubble counters would fit, 1 between the reg and the first NV and the other between the 2 NVs. A couple 90s on the ends looks like it should work.

Thanks!

The fittings will be replaced with SS. The bubble counters will be inline. I'll be adding two 90 degree elbows at the end of the NV so that the connection for the tubing is downward or sideways depending on how the elbows fit.
02-28-2014 11:32 AM
newbieplanter
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Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
Alright, here is my plan for my HPT 500. As of now, it has brass swagelok fittings. I am thinking of using all SS. Let me know what you guys think.







Saweet i would run with tha SS fittings tho. I would also see if a couple bubble counters would fit, 1 between the reg and the first NV and the other between the 2 NVs. A couple 90s on the ends looks like it should work.
02-28-2014 01:59 AM
Mathman Alright, here is my plan for my HPT 500. As of now, it has brass swagelok fittings. I am thinking of using all SS. Let me know what you guys think.







02-20-2014 08:47 PM
AlanLe Yes brasso will work.

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02-20-2014 10:02 AM
FlyingHellFish ^ How that is a unique design! I haven't seen that type of connection on a Victor. What you use to make it so shinny? Basso?
02-20-2014 07:08 AM
AlanLe This is my assembly for the VTS450.

Attachment 277386
Attachment 277394
02-19-2014 09:17 AM
Darkblade48
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Originally Posted by Milligreen View Post
they both do need connections for co2 tank, don't really know what one though.
This connection is a CGA320 nut and nipple.

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Originally Posted by Milligreen View Post
also wondering what adapters and connections will i need.
This depends what post body kit you want to use. In general, you will need some 1/8" fittings.

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when i do get my hands on it, if i send a pic do you guys think could help me threw getting the parts to get this thing up and running on a co2 tank?
Yes
02-19-2014 03:16 AM
Milligreen
Need some help

Hey all so I'm new to the co2. been doing the DIY with sugar and yeast, its a pain haha. looking into getting a co2 regulator, could possibly get a nice concoa 315 reg or a smith on ebay for 53$. they both do need connections for co2 tank, don't really know what one though. also wondering what adapters and connections will i need. when i do get my hands on it, if i send a pic do you guys think could help me threw getting the parts to get this thing up and running on a co2 tank?
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