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aquatekcalifornia 10-06-2011 11:22 PM

AQUATEK 5 Way CO2 Splitter for Solenoid Regulator Only $53.99 FREE SHIPPING
 
AQUATEK 5 Way CO2 Splitter for Solenoid Regulator Only $53.99 FREE SHIPPING on Amazon.com (Limited Quantity Sale, Exp 10/20/2011)

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  • With this splitter, you can connect up to 5 CO2 diffusers/supplies from a single CO2 cylinder
  • This splitter allows precise regulation of flow and is capable of low flow rates
  • Easy setup, no modification required to your CO2 regulator
  • Compatible with AQUATEK regulator solenoid

jayjay 11-29-2011 02:17 PM

5 way splitter
 
i am skeptical about this 5 way splitter. of course when you put all 5 lines into the same tank it will work but what happens when you put each of the five lines into different tanks with different water pressures? for example, five 10 gallon tanks with different water levels. how will the splitter evenly split? or how will the splitter compensate for the high pressure tank with more water? another example, if you have two 10 gallon tanks that is set up on a double stand (one higher thank the other) but with the same water level. althought it has same water level, one is now higher off the floor and now have different pressures. i've been eyeing and want a splitter but i also understand the pressure part. oh, and i'm thinking at low rate because i'm pretty sure if i blast the thing i'm sure all line will work all the examples. if yall can anwser these questions it would help. i know others have the same or similar questions. thanks.

Fluidmachine 12-01-2011 01:13 AM

There is a screw-style needle valve on each outlet. All of them are adjustable separately. Wouldn't be worth much if they all operated at the same pressure.

thebettashop 12-03-2011 05:16 AM

interesting setup. Price is amazing, however has anyone tried it?

pedietz 01-24-2012 03:33 PM

I missed the sale, but I'm ordering the 3 way one on amazon before they run out.

aweeby 01-26-2012 09:48 AM

You're thinking of a y-valve or something, which go for like 54c. The concept you've described, the path of least resistance, follows for those things (b/c they are literally things that allow simple, unregulated branching of tubing), but this splitter is 54$ because it can evenly split gas regardless of [reasonable] pressure differentiation because of the nv.


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Originally Posted by jayjay (Post 1613095)
i am skeptical about this 5 way splitter. of course when you put all 5 lines into the same tank it will work but what happens when you put each of the five lines into different tanks with different water pressures? for example, five 10 gallon tanks with different water levels. how will the splitter evenly split? or how will the splitter compensate for the high pressure tank with more water? another example, if you have two 10 gallon tanks that is set up on a double stand (one higher thank the other) but with the same water level. althought it has same water level, one is now higher off the floor and now have different pressures. i've been eyeing and want a splitter but i also understand the pressure part. oh, and i'm thinking at low rate because i'm pretty sure if i blast the thing i'm sure all line will work all the examples. if yall can anwser these questions it would help. i know others have the same or similar questions. thanks.

It's also a pretty good price. I might get the 3-way one.

alanzhao 03-06-2012 04:59 AM

I received the 5 way regulator yesterday, everything is looking good so far. Only one minor issue is the suction cup on the bubble counter will not stick, even on glass but it's not big deal.

markstr 12-21-2012 03:34 AM

Any Follow ups here on this ?
 
Any Follow ups here on this ? Sounds very interesting .....
Looking for a 3 way ....


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