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bikercarl 10-01-2012 11:08 PM

Need Kokua for CO2 Set up!
 
Aloha!

I have a slight problem that I hope someone here in Hawaii can help with! I have a CO2 set up running right now. Here's where I get thrown off track. I need to split it to run two tanks. I want to be able to control the flow to the two tanks separately. I bought a three way splitter off of Flea Bay, but I can't screw it into the needle valve (its a Fabco NV-55).

Any ideas? Anybody know where I can find fittings for CO2 set ups? Maybe I can bring in my Regulator/Magnetic Valve and the splitter valve to show them? I was hoping to stay away from the pet stores since they'll be expensive. Any kokua you can provide would be greatly appreciated!

Mahaloz!
BikerCarl

not_sponsored 10-03-2012 01:33 AM

What kind of splitter did you get? Usually you would want a splitter/manifold with needle valves built in so you can control them separately.

bikercarl 10-03-2012 04:30 AM

I bought it off GoAqua88 on eBay. Here's a picture:

[Ebay Link Removed]

The splitter has a means to control the flow for each of the nipples. I am guessing that I will need to buy some sort of fitting or adapter to make it fit. If you know of any place I can go to or someone I can talk to, I would appreciate any kokua you can throw my way!

Mahaloz!
BikerCarl

thelsegse 10-03-2012 05:13 AM

What does it look like? Is it made of brass?

bikercarl 10-03-2012 05:30 AM

Okay, let me try to attach an image again. I hope that this works/helps!

http://http://www.aquariumhk.net/ind...roducts_id=572

thelsegse 10-03-2012 05:38 AM

The image does not seem to be working. Could you describe it ?

Yamaz 10-04-2012 01:26 AM

Ive done a split co2 setup with home depot parts. i will post pics later

bikercarl 10-04-2012 01:29 AM

Ok, here we go again. Hopefully, this time it works!

http://www.aquariumhk.net/index.php?...roducts_id=572

Whew! Finally was able to get the link working!

To Yamaz, I would be interested to see how you did that one! Which Home Dept did you go to? Would these parts be in the plumbing section? Let me know when you get a chance!

Mahaloz!

thelsegse 10-05-2012 07:11 AM

You can also check out Hardware Hawaii. I know the one in Kailua has a bunch of brass fittings. I would bring your regulator and your splitter with you and go thru what they have and see what fits.

bikercarl 10-05-2012 07:41 AM

Aloha theIsegse,

Mahalo for the heads up! I'll have to check them out when I get some time off next week. Do you know off hand if there's anything closer to Pearl City/Honolulu side? I stopped by the old Gas Pro, but the guy behind the counter said that they didn't carry anything for tubing this small.

Mahaloz!
BikerCarl

thelsegse 10-05-2012 08:58 AM

There's one in mapunapuna( near airport ), I don't know what selection they have.

bikercarl 10-05-2012 05:53 PM

Aloha the Isegse!

Mahalo! Didn't even know there was one in Mapunapuna! I'll check them out! Mahalo for the heads up!

BikerCarl

bikercarl 10-10-2012 12:47 AM

Aloha All!

Okay, I went down to Hydra-Air Pacific and this guy named Lance helped me out. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Didn't know what I was trying to do, but after a few questions, he figured out what I needed and got the part for me. Saved me a whole lotta money. He did explain that they don't have really small fittings, but suggested that if I remove my needle valve, he had a fitting for me to incorporate the splitter. Only problem there is that there isn't much parking and the street parking is almost non-existent. They are on Koapaka in the business district near the airport. If you need help, I'd recommend giving them a call! I hope that this helps!

BikerCarl

Yamaz 10-11-2012 01:42 AM

Sorry i took so long i forgot about this post.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pH...=IMG_1042c.jpg

bikercarl 10-11-2012 02:15 AM

Aloha Yamaz,

Mahalo for the pics and the follow up! I wound up getting a T Split from Hydra Air and then attached it to the Magnetic Valve, the Fabco NV and a cheapie valve that came off the other splitter. It turned out that I couldn't use it because I couldn't find the right fitting from the Magnetic Valve to the splitter from Flea Bay! It was a good idea when I started, I just didn't realize how difficult it was to finally execute everything. I wish I had known about Hyrda Air earlier because I would have just built the splitter like I basically did yesterday AND it would have been cheaper! In any case, I hope that this helps!

Mahaloz!
BikerCarl


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