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11-05-2014 02:22 AM
suds1421 Everyone,

I made this with a ASA, FMF10BK Deltrol and the Watts needle valve ganged together.

I tried it with just the Deltrol valve and I wasn't able to adjust the bubble rate. With both of them together I can just barely do it.

I think folks are having troubles with the bubble rate slowing down for this reason: They crack the CO2 open which creates lots of back pressure, then they turn down the valve until they get the correct rate. Then as the back pressure is released the bubble rate slows down.

So what I do is get the bubble rate slower than I want... then adjust the rate up instead of adjusting it down.

I adjust the valve by tapping on it with something.... just light little taps and wait a bit to see if it changed...
10-20-2014 07:33 PM
Viper One post that I saw in this thread (that also didn't receive any replies) suggested placing your thumb over the output of the tubing with the system up and running. This will force the Co2 out of any leaks that otherwise don't make themselves apparent.

I set my system up and didn't see any leaks but remembered that suggestion. Once I did that I found a good-sized leak from the compression nut.
10-18-2014 01:25 AM
mkbojangles
Setup not working just right

i setup this and its great, but when i get the needle valve where i want it , it slows after a bit till nothing is really coming out. I submerged the threads all in water and found no leaks in anything.So im wondering if a bubble counter will fix this. I just want to set it at a constant rate so i dont have to fiddle with it all the time!!!!!
i just have the asa valve with a needle valve on a glass diffuser


thanks !
10-18-2014 01:12 AM
mkbojangles I did this I tested for no leaks but when I let out the needle valve it does the rate I want but then falls off after a short time ... What do I need to make sure it stays constant
09-19-2014 05:18 PM
Viper This thread is fantastic! Been wanting a pressurized system for a while, but wasn't willing to spend the few hundred dollars that I thought they cost. It turns out I have almost all of the equipment needed (seeing that I used to play paintball a couple times a year).

I currently have an on/off that only has the one hole for the needle valve. If I were to go with this one, how would I know when my tank needs to be refilled? Would I just need to keep a close eye on my bubbles per minute to know when the tank is low?

EDIT: Nevermind. I found my answer on page 1219831928
09-07-2014 05:18 PM
Hilde
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Was it your intention to post a link to pros wear?
09-07-2014 04:30 AM
Silvernb03 Will this one
Fit this http://t.dickssportinggoods.com/prod...42723.4414642?
Thanks
09-06-2014 11:54 PM
oldpunk78 I can't believe this thread has over 300000 views. I guess it's just a testament to how cheap most of us are.

Has anyone hurt themselves yet?
09-06-2014 08:45 PM
absidius
Paintball Adapter Gauge leak

So my gauge is leaking from the tiny hole on the back. I heard that having the gauge is optional altogether, so what exactly do I fill the void up with? Is there some sort of nut I can and fill in the void, or what?
08-25-2014 10:55 AM
Darkblade48 I would not recommend that you disconnect the setup on a daily basis; it would cause unnecessary wear and tear, and cause additional work.

The point of pressurized CO2 is to keep things as hands off as possible (in addition to having healthy plants).

If you do not intend to get a solenoid, I would just leave the CO2 running 24/7, albeit at slightly lower levels.
08-24-2014 12:53 AM
pavelstol
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Originally Posted by talontsiawd View Post
You should not tweak your CO2 daily, especially if you are running high levels. You could kill your fish, plus it will just lead to other algae issues from being inconsistent. Why exactly do you want to be able to do this?
I'm saying that I have an asa that I can't turn on and off. Would taking the tank off at the same time ech day and putting it on the next morning be ok? I would never adjust the needle valve besides the first time.
08-23-2014 08:58 PM
talontsiawd
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Originally Posted by pavelstol View Post
Well what if I unscrew it from the tank every night or just always keep it at a few bpm and never close it?
You should not tweak your CO2 daily, especially if you are running high levels. You could kill your fish, plus it will just lead to other algae issues from being inconsistent. Why exactly do you want to be able to do this?
08-23-2014 08:56 PM
Pbaff When I was running a paintball setup I just let it run all of the time.

I would not suggest taking it off every night. You will have a lot of pressure in the system that has to come out the ASA. You may be able to unscrew it enough to get disengage the needle valve and still have a seal between the ASA and the tank. That is what we used to do with our paintball guns and it worked alright.
08-23-2014 08:42 PM
pavelstol
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Originally Posted by Darkblade48 View Post
Needle valves are not meant to be fully closed; doing so can damage them. There are a few exceptions (a few models allow full closure).

They also can only withstand a certain amount of pressure, so I would be careful if you do not plan to use an ASA.
Well what if I unscrew it from the tank every night or just always keep it at a few bpm and never close it?
08-23-2014 07:52 PM
Darkblade48
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Originally Posted by pavelstol View Post
Does IT NEED to be an on off asa? I have an asa that's not on off. When plugging in and taking out I could just close off the needle valve and pull the tube out of the tank for safety?
Needle valves are not meant to be fully closed; doing so can damage them. There are a few exceptions (a few models allow full closure).

They also can only withstand a certain amount of pressure, so I would be careful if you do not plan to use an ASA.
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