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Old 07-08-2010, 06:30 AM   #91
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There was a long thread and discussion about the electronic type regulator that you linked to.

Personally, for the price it costs (given the experience of some people), going with a "manual" regulator was the choice I made.
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:30 PM   #92
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yea darkblade...beginners to this hobby really thank you and are very appreciative of the time uv taken to help us all out. this stuff can be a bit confusing if uv never seen any of it before...so thank you for clearing many of my questions up.
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:46 AM   #93
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G'Day
I must say that this post , is pretty much the perfect post for CO2 injection.
I found out the hard way EG: "buy this peice, then finding out i need another ! etc etc"


Hats off to you mate
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Old 08-14-2010, 01:59 PM   #94
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Thank you!!
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:33 AM   #95
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Keeping in mind that I know nothing about mechanical things like this, how does one go from the needle valve to the air hose?
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:24 PM   #96
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Depending on the needle valve you have, there are several options available.

For example, in my particular setup, I have a 1/8" male fitting on my metering valve. Thi screws in perfectly to my 1/8" female fitting on my JBJ bubble counter. On the other end of my bubble counter, I have a compression fitting that fits into the tubing as normal.

Some people like to skip the bubble counter, and attach either a compression fitting or a hose barb fitting directly to the needle valve. This method also works.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:08 PM   #97
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OMG your grammar critics must be gradeschool english teachers or something Thanks for this and all of your posts- lots of thought seem to be put into them and they're very helpful. Keep it up! I was actually thinking of not even getting pressurized Co2 because it was so confusing, but this clears it all up!! ÷wnage!
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:16 AM   #98
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In this pic is that a DIY CO2 Tank Stand?
Can you give a description
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:47 AM   #99
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Indeed, it is a tank stand.

It is just some pieces of wood, with a hole cut out so that the 10 lb cylinder does not tip over.

You can see the in that picture that the top panel is mounted onto the two legs via 3 screws (it looks like an upside down U).

Very crude and simple, but it works.
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:39 AM   #100
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Thanks for the great info man!!! Although I ain't set to get a pressurized rig yet, it is still fun to read~!!!
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:38 AM   #101
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Thank you for this thread!!! Besides cost, looking at the different choices, pieces involved was also intimidating. Haven't read through this yet, but it's bookmarked for later.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:52 AM   #102
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This should be put into the FAQ section if you ask me. I was a bit dissapointed about how dated most of the articles in there were.

Great thread, it is easy to tell that alot of effort and thought went into this.
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:29 AM   #103
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This should be put into the FAQ section if you ask me. I was a bit dissapointed about how dated most of the articles in there were.

Great thread, it is easy to tell that alot of effort and thought went into this.
Moved. We have started to upgrade the FAQ section with great articles like this one. In fact, you can get to this area easier since Kyle upgraded the toolbar to take you onto the FAQ section.
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:28 PM   #104
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Question regarding bubble counters. Are they really required? From what I have read about the right CO2 levels is to turn it up slowly until your fish start showing symptoms then dail it down to where they are normal. I understand a bubble counter will help you figure out how much CO2 goes in the tank but wouldn't having a drop checker and checking the health of your fish be enough?
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:33 PM   #105
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A bubble counter is not absolutely required. You can turn your CO2 slowly up until your fish start showing symptoms, and then dial it back down. Using this method takes some time, and can be stressful for more delicate species.

A drop checker takes some time to equilibrate to the CO2 levels within the water.

A bubble counter serves as an instant check to see how fast you are injecting CO2 into the aquarium.
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