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Forum: Equipment   07-15-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By kevmo911
That should work fine, but you'll need a needle...

That should work fine, but you'll need a needle valve as well. The Fabco-Air NV-55 (inline model) would work well, since you're already running the solenoid valve inline. You'll need compression...
Forum: Fish   07-13-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 816
Posted By kevmo911
Yes, always. Fish from large chain LFS's, and...

Yes, always. Fish from large chain LFS's, and many smaller ones, share water with hundreds, or even thousands, of other fish. That there are sick fish among them is a given. I had a small batch of...
Forum: Aquascaping   07-13-2016, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By kevmo911
Check Evilbay. I've found that a 20" tweezers...

Check Evilbay. I've found that a 20" tweezers and a curved scissor has been sufficient. And I reserve the right to mercilessly mock anybody who spends good money on a glorified spatula.
Forum: Equipment   07-13-2016, 04:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 715
Posted By kevmo911
There's a regulator leak test thread by Bettatail...

There's a regulator leak test thread by Bettatail from a while back that you can check out, and it should narrow down the problem for you.

What I would suggest is to read through the thread, and...
Forum: Equipment   07-13-2016, 02:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By kevmo911
When you're talking about barbs, they're sized to...

When you're talking about barbs, they're sized to the inside diameter, while push-to-connect fittings are sized to the outside diameter. Standard tubing sizes are 1/4" OD and 1/8" ID, or 6mm OD and...
Forum: Equipment   07-12-2016, 01:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 177
Posted By kevmo911
I've had this discussion before, and apologies if...

I've had this discussion before, and apologies if it was with you.

Keep in mind that if you buy something at a big box store, it's almost certainly going to be listed by UL (most common) or...
Forum: Equipment   07-09-2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By kevmo911
I assume you're talking about a cartridge system....

I assume you're talking about a cartridge system. If that's the case, you can't add a solenoid to it. I don't know of any solenoids that are both suitable for our purpose and designed to work with...
Forum: Equipment   07-08-2016, 04:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,494
Posted By kevmo911
You can still find some really nice dual stage...

You can still find some really nice dual stage regulators in the $50-100 range on Evilbay. Mostly used, but a few new.

I'm not sure there's a best way to find needle valves. If you're talking...
Forum: Equipment   07-07-2016, 01:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,494
Posted By kevmo911
Best way is to see what people recommend. ...

Best way is to see what people recommend.


Don't do that. Running without a regulator is really dangerous. If you read through the jaggedfury thread closer to the end, you see people coming to...
Forum: Equipment   07-06-2016, 03:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,494
Posted By kevmo911
Ah, okay I understand the always-on idea now. ...

Ah, okay I understand the always-on idea now. Yes, if you removed the solenoid, you wouldn't have the danger of overheating. I was thinking you were going to just leave it plugged in all the time....
Forum: Equipment   07-05-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,494
Posted By kevmo911
Maybe. I think I'd try the valve in the pic...

Maybe. I think I'd try the valve in the pic first. Then the DIY valve.

I'm not sure how running it continuously would make it safer, but some people go that route. I'd be concerned that a...
Forum: Equipment   07-05-2016, 03:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,494
Posted By kevmo911
The solenoid you have, if it's 12 watts, won't...

The solenoid you have, if it's 12 watts, won't work, at least not for long. That's in theory, as I've never tried using anything that high power. 4 watts is generally as high as people will...
Forum: Equipment   07-04-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By kevmo911
If you have 1/4" OD tubing, this should work: ...

If you have 1/4" OD tubing, this should work:
SMC Corporation - KQ2H07-M5 - brass PBT, PP 1.0 MPa (Max.) 18.4 mm M5 11 mm 1/4 in. Fitting - Allied Electronics...
Forum: Equipment   07-04-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By kevmo911
No, if you want a push-to-connect, you'll be...

No, if you want a push-to-connect, you'll be looking for 1/4" on one end. If you want a barb, it'll be 1/8" instead on that same end. The other end, which will attach to the valve, will be...
Forum: Equipment   07-04-2016, 04:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,494
Posted By kevmo911
Standard mounted bubble counters are usually in...

Standard mounted bubble counters are usually in the $15 range, so I was wondering if you'd found a good source for them, or if you're using an inline bc. And suitable Evilbay solenoids at reasonable...
Forum: Equipment   07-04-2016, 03:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By kevmo911
The M5/M3 connections are small metric sizes. ...

The M5/M3 connections are small metric sizes. You might find that sourcing fittings that convert to 1/8" ID or 1/4" OD tubing are either difficult or pricey to obtain (though maybe not), but that's...
Forum: Equipment   07-04-2016, 02:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,494
Posted By kevmo911
Thank you for the cost breakdown! Can you...

Thank you for the cost breakdown! Can you elaborate on the specific solenoid and bubble counter you're using (and sources)? Those are very low prices for those components. There's also...
Forum: Equipment   06-26-2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By kevmo911
You could create a closed loop with a dry pump...

You could create a closed loop with a dry pump and DIY PVC reactor outside the tank. Only the intake and outlet would be in the tank. You'd pump the CO2 into the top of the reactor, either a Grigg...
Forum: Equipment   06-26-2016, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By kevmo911
Perhaps you meant dual gauge? Aquatek doesn't...

Perhaps you meant dual gauge? Aquatek doesn't make a dual stage regulator.



Aquatek is based in CA, and Milwaukee is based in NC, but I believe their regulators are all manufactured in China. ...
Forum: Equipment   06-22-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By kevmo911
No, the fittings won't work for CO2. I believe...

No, the fittings won't work for CO2. I believe they're describing an argon/CO2 mix for welding, but that's not a CGA-320 nipple.

You can probably pick up a CGA-320 nipple and nut at that same...
Forum: Equipment   06-21-2016, 02:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,326
Posted By kevmo911
You shouldn't have any issue with tubing popping...

You shouldn't have any issue with tubing popping off with the lower pressures used with a reactor as opposed to an Atomizer. I've never used more than 10 psi with a reactor, and I can't imagine any...
Forum: Equipment   06-17-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By kevmo911
Okay, tried to reply to this the other night, but...

Okay, tried to reply to this the other night, but got caught up in the password snafu. Regulators manufactured in other countries may have been designed for cylinders that don't use CGA threads. ...
Forum: Equipment   06-15-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By kevmo911
The nut has CGA320 threads. But the nipple,...

The nut has CGA320 threads. But the nipple, where it screws into the regulator, may have something other than the standard 1/4" NPT or even (rarely) 1/8" NPT. I suspect it's something altogether...
Forum: Equipment   06-15-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By kevmo911
If it's anything like the Milwaukee nipple...

If it's anything like the Milwaukee nipple (google it for pics to compare), you'll need to contact a distributor to get a washer that fits, and you'll never be able to use a permaseal or standard CO2...
Forum: Equipment   06-02-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,326
Posted By kevmo911
One other thing to consider is that shipping an...

One other thing to consider is that shipping an item that might be 20-24" long (including padding) and bulky might add 25% or 33% to the materials cost.
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