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02-03-2013 03:30 PM
mo2vation Nice - thanks for sharing.

The CO2 Tubing looks so wide, compared to mine and most of the others I see.

Is the I.D. the same, and it just has a thicker wall?

Thanks for the posts. I love photo essays!


-K
02-03-2013 02:49 PM
Low_t Tom
Setup Photos

I got the system setup and working. It all works perfectly. Here are a series of photos I took durining the setup. Hope this helps.
01-31-2013 01:14 PM
hedge_fund Great post.
01-31-2013 10:16 AM
Low_t Tom Diffuser:

http://greenleafaquariums.com/co2-di...ffuser-16.html

Bubble Counter:

http://greenleafaquariums.com/co2-bu...ounter-xl.html

Drop Counter:

http://greenleafaquariums.com/co2-dr...ble-check.html

Regulator:

http://greenleafaquariums.com/co2-re...ulator-v3.html
01-31-2013 10:11 AM
Low_t Tom I will be setting it up this weekend. I will post the entire process with Photo's.
01-30-2013 02:31 PM
Mahlady Was set up easy?

Which diffuser and bubble counter did you buy?
01-30-2013 10:10 AM
Low_t Tom I also got a drop checker.
01-30-2013 02:30 AM
Mahlady So for a complete system you just got the atomic, a diffuser, and a bubble counter right?
01-28-2013 09:13 AM
Low_t Tom I have added a bubble counter that I can mount inside the cabinet. Tanks for all the advice in helping me get this system right. I will upload pics on the setup procedure to help other users.
01-28-2013 01:33 AM
exv152 The jbj counters are not all that good, they do have a tendency to crack very easily. If you went with an inline bc you'd be fine, and you def do not want to skip the bc. It helps control how much co2 you're using, and with an inline atomic difuser you'll def need to know how much you're using.
01-28-2013 01:27 AM
Darkblade48
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Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
You can purchase one that screws onto the outlet of your needle valve ( JBJ Brass Bubble Counter w/ Integrated Check Valve). They're about $15 on evilbay.
Some adapters will be required, as the JBJ bubble counter requires a 1/8" NPT port.
01-28-2013 12:52 AM
Yankee
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Originally Posted by Low_t Tom View Post
Tanks for all the help! So I did get the drop checker, but not a bubble counter. I am getting the inline deffuser that will go in the outlet line of my API XL and I'm confussed where I would put the Bubble counter? The output tubing will never be going anywhere in the tank and it seems that the bubble counter hangs on the side of the tank? I am trying to keep this stuff hiden as much as possible...
You can purchase one that screws onto the outlet of your needle valve ( JBJ Brass Bubble Counter w/ Integrated Check Valve). They're about $15 on evilbay.
01-27-2013 07:06 PM
Darkblade48
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Originally Posted by Low_t Tom View Post
I'm confussed where I would put the Bubble counter? The output tubing will never be going anywhere in the tank and it seems that the bubble counter hangs on the side of the tank? I am trying to keep this stuff hiden as much as possible...
The bubble counter (if you get an inline type), will go on the return side of the filter, just before the inline diffuser.
01-27-2013 06:42 PM
Low_t Tom Tanks for all the help! So I did get the drop checker, but not a bubble counter. I am getting the inline deffuser that will go in the outlet line of my API XL and I'm confussed where I would put the Bubble counter? The output tubing will never be going anywhere in the tank and it seems that the bubble counter hangs on the side of the tank? I am trying to keep this stuff hiden as much as possible...
01-27-2013 03:05 PM
Mahlady I had the same question and sent a query into GLS, their customer service replied almost immediately re the system I had chosen. This was his reply (I have a 55g)


"Very popular size. I would also not advise on using a pH controller. We normally would see pH controller on big tanks 150g+ in size. With a 55g tank a simple timer for automation will work wonderfully. The Primo kit would be much better suited, along with either an inline diffuser or 70mm Atomic diffuser.

The inline are very popular due to them being hidden in the cabinet. You would need a canister filter to work it and you will need to know the tubing size of said filter.

Let me know if you have any questions. I have been building every co2 system at GLA for 10 years. Each one is custom built by hand one at a time. "


Also, after looking at your link to the Atomic, I noticed, it has a check valve listed in the included product list...So you just need a bubble counter a dual timer is also included it says

Quick Glance

Atomic CO2 System Includes:

Atomic CO2 Regulator V3
Dual outlet timer
Choice of 5, 10 or 15 LB CO2 cylinder
Check valve
Permaseal
Free CO2 resistant tubing
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