|Today 09:33 PM|
So, i measured the airline just to be sure. It is 1/4 from the outside edge to the outside edge in diameter. http://i.imgur.com/bJIBWXJ.jpg
This is the tubing size that fits snuggly on my co2 Diffuser:
Yes, the collar that goes over the tube is incorporated into the nut and cannot be removed. I purchased the same part number that was indicated in the write up. Is this a slightly updated/changed version of the needle valve? I know that the write up is from 5 years ago, but i would think some things would stay the same. Does anyone have a link to the CORRECT needle valve? Preferably on amazon.
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Your missing the collar that goes over the tube. That's were that compression part comes in. I see its may be there but could be damaged. Get a new compression collar.
On a second thought are you trying to use standard aquarium tubing. That's like 7/32 as opposed to 1/4. Sorry I did not read the whole post.
|03-30-2015 11:48 PM|
|03-30-2015 09:19 PM|
I purchased the LFA-41 and it seems i must be missing something else to go with it. The screw on nut screws tightlyonto the valve, but the airline still has wiggle room in the hole it comes out. Please see my picture here: http://i.imgur.com/EK4qdOY.jpg [IMG][/IMG]
Basically, the standard airline is 3/8" it fits nice and snug over the bullet part that nestles into the valve. When you slide the nut with the built-in compression ring on it, it screws onto the valve nice and tight, but there is space all around the airline. The hole in the nut/the compression part is too wide for the airline to be airtight. What am i doing wrong?
EDIT: Here is what i mean about it being loose:
|03-19-2015 05:15 PM|
|creekbottom||Cv values are a pretty good way to tell, there is a pretty good discussion going on here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=837474|
|03-19-2015 03:11 PM|
|Hilde||How do you know you have the right size needle valve for this setup?|
|02-02-2015 12:59 PM|
I can't comment on adding a solenoid as I have no idea whether your proposed idea would work.
But if you can swing it financially, I'd look into the Aquatek mini regulator which is for paintball tanks and comes with an integrated solenoid.
|02-02-2015 12:45 PM|
It's only a 5g Fluval spec V
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|02-02-2015 12:05 PM|
|02-02-2015 11:43 AM|
|02-01-2015 09:36 PM|
I just recently set one of these up. The system works great and the plants love it, but I'm worried about gassing my fish.
I was wondering if anybody had put a solenoid on one of these systems. I was thinking about using a T with a solenoid coming off of it. I know I'd loose some CO2 at night, but I'm only running at 1 BPS, and re-fills are cheap enough were i'm not to worried about it.
I figure as long as I have a 1 way i don't have anything to worry about.
|01-30-2015 11:39 AM|
I'm not sure of other manufacturers that make paintball tank regulators, but Aquatek makes one that you don't need an adapter for.
Also, a solenoid doesn't necessarily mean that you have to have it turning off and on. You still need to hook that solenoid up to a timer to get that on/off cycle. If you just plug it straight into an outlet it'll run 24/7.
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