co2 regulator help!
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Equipment

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-01-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
Planted Tank Obsessed
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: now i know your a stalker ;)
Posts: 395

co2 regulator help!

well, I bought an ASA valve to regulate co2 on my pb tank but it's not very "adjustable". meaning it's pretty much like tons of bubbles spewing out or none at all. so I'm looking at some cheap regulators on amazon and I'm wondering if you guys have any experiences with them.

please share your product review here!
tetra10 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 09-01-2012, 08:25 PM   #2
Algae Grower
oldpunk78's Avatar
PTrader: (110/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Anderson, CA
Posts: 6,232

All of the regs you linked to are all intended for use with home brewing. They all will effectively regulate the tank pressure to whatever you want it at. You will need a paintball adapter as those regs all come with a cga-320 connection. (full size co2 cylinder)

None of them come with a needle valve. The part of your reg (which isn't a regulator, it's an on/off valve) you don't like is your Watts needle valve. It's not intended for a very low flow situation like putting one bubble per second into your fish tank. You will still likely be unimpressed with it's performance when hooked up to a real regulator.

You are better off going with something like a gla paintball reg or the new aquatek paintball unit. You also have the option of piecing a unit together yourself or buying one of the cheaper hobby regs like the Milwaukee or one of the aquateks for full size cylinders and getting a paintball adapter.

Hope this helps..
oldpunk78 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-01-2012, 09:04 PM   #3
Algae Grower
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Los Angeles, C.A
Posts: 25

Check this link out. It shows how to attach regulator onto asa
PlantaddictedKorean is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

co2, paintball, regulator

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Your Location. As precise as you feel comfortable with.
Security Question
While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, John and his friend Sally both spotted a dalmatian inside of a truck with sirens. The animal with John and Sally is a _ _ _?
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012