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04-04-2003 02:05 PM
Momotaro By fiber I mean a dense "cardboardish" type of washer.
04-04-2003 01:51 PM
chode I too have this setup and was able to set it up in a mater of 5 minutes without any issues. Its been working for 2 months and I could not be happier.
04-04-2003 06:55 AM
STAT 007 What do you mean by "fiber?" I'd think fiber would be the same as plastic, no?
04-04-2003 02:42 AM
Momotaro Well I finally bought the Milwaukee CO2 regulator! When I first attached it to the CO2 bottle, I also got CO2 shooting out and that dreaded squeal. I tried to hook it up twice and then walked away. I decided to tear it down and start again. I was using the fiber washer given to me by the compressed gas dealer. I then tried the plastic washer that came with the regulator... no problem. Everything fell right into place when I used a plastic washer. Just my experience.

Mike
03-11-2003 02:57 AM
m.lemay Its still running flawlessly, no leaks. The only thing I have to compare it to was a DIy pressurised setup that I put together and that I thought was pretty good. The Custom Aquatic ensemble blows it away. Its just been perfect, it runs so well I don't even think about it anymore. 8)

Marcel
03-11-2003 12:13 AM
Momotaro OK all you Custom Aquatics (Milwaukee) regulator/set up users! It's been a while. How about all of you folks weighing in and giving all of us potential buyers an update on how your systems are working now! It seemed a bit rocky for a good portion of you at first, but how are things moving along now? Let us know if this set up is worth the trouble, or should we look elsewhere. We await your experiences and sage advice!

Mike
02-21-2003 09:29 PM
m.lemay The send you a couple of tank to regulator gaskets with it. You can also get them where they refill the CO2 tank (dirt cheap). My custom aquatics setup has been running flawlessly almost 3 months now. For the price, its a no-brainer.

Marcel
02-20-2003 04:17 AM
d28 boy Well, I guess I will be the latest to jump into this Custom Aquatics deal...
After setting up my first attempt at a pressurized system, doing my best diy with the equipment available in my area, I have quickly moved to equipment which is specialized for aquarium use. The needle valve which I found at an auto parts store barely gave me the adjustment that is necessary. With some fiddling, I was able to get the rate to stabilize my ph at approx. 7.0, with the valve very, very close to completely shut. Within two days, my cylinder, which was at least half full, had drained to empty, thank goodness for the check valve! Still not sure where the leak came from, but I suspect the inexpensive needle valve. I had the regulator checked, so I know it was ok. My ph was adjusted about a point down from 8 to 7, so far, all my fish seem to be ok.
Do the necessary washers/gaskets come with the regulator, just in case I experience the problem mentioned in previous posts?
01-28-2003 12:55 AM
m.lemay
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Originally posted by ridns
Hooray! I found out my regulator is ok, it was my timer that went kaflooey. The solenoid was off and I didn't know it. (Big sigh of relief!) I plugged it straight into the wall and all is well. Fixed the timer. reset the bubble rate, celebrated with an MGD lite! :hehe:
Wfewww, Thats good news
01-27-2003 10:56 PM
ridns Hooray! I found out my regulator is ok, it was my timer that went kaflooey. The solenoid was off and I didn't know it. (Big sigh of relief!) I plugged it straight into the wall and all is well. Fixed the timer. reset the bubble rate, celebrated with an MGD lite! :hehe:
01-27-2003 10:21 PM
m.lemay
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Originally posted by ridns
Update
Today my regulator quit! I am very disgusted. I've tried everything to no avail. So much for my Christmas present. I'll keep you guys posted on the procedings. I guess I must have just been lucky at first. :hehe:
How did it just "quit" ? What happened ?

Now, I'm getting scared mine's gonna quit too !!

Marcel
01-27-2003 08:44 PM
ridns Update
Today my regulator quit! I am very disgusted. I've tried everything to no avail. So much for my Christmas present. I'll keep you guys posted on the procedings. I guess I must have just been lucky at first. :hehe:
01-25-2003 09:56 PM
SNPiccolo5 Well, the only trouble that made mine bad is that I didn't plug the solenoid in at first, otherwise it is really easy. Just a simple mistake since I really have NO experience with this kind of stuff what-so-ever.

-Tim
01-25-2003 12:57 AM
spihunter @ridns

I wish mine went that smooth & quick. I'm usally really good with these sort of gadgets, but this thing gave me a hard time.
01-25-2003 12:49 AM
ridns No instructions with mine. Common sense, attach male to female and tighten snuggly. Fill bubble counter and retighten snugly. Open valve, set preasure, adjust bubble rate. Thats all I did. :hehe:
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