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Old 04-24-2015, 10:41 PM   #1
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Anyone have experience with the inline regulator from Co2Art=


I was just wondering what your guys thoughts on this is? http://www.co2art.co.uk/collections/...recision-valve

I am battling some algae at the moment, I have aqua soil, dose EI. Have aprox. 60-70 ppm co2 according to degas, drop checker, and the ph drop measured with pH controller. And about 70 par at the substrate, well under what my system should be able to handle.

So i'm thinking, maybe the Co2 is unstable. I have a really old regulator (though a quality german made) maybe thats whats giving me trouble, and not keeping stable co2. It's about the only thing I haven't tried to fiddle with yet. So thought this inline regulator from Co2Art might solve my potential problem, if its quality stuff. Since my regulator is not broken in anyway, can still regulate pressure fine and no leaks or problems with the solenoid.
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Old 04-25-2015, 04:28 AM   #2
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That 2nd reg isn't going to solve anything here. I'd probably lower the par a little. More macros.
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Trying not to seem blunt, but that is not what I was asking about. I have tried fiddeling with lights, getting from 50 -110 par. Tried more co2 to the point I had a 1.65 ph drop, used calibrated test to check water every day. I always have plenty of everything. But I have also tried to do 2x ei. No difference. Also tried a bunch of different pumps and flow patterns. I did have something adsorb PO4, but that had been adressed and im dosing 3x EI on PO4 to keep levels at around 2 ppm at next dose.

So as i said, my old needle valve maybe inconsistent leading to unstable co2. Last thing I can think that can be screwing me over.
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What are you using for your co2 set-up currently? How are you defusing and how is it timed with your light schedule?
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I doubt that the regulator is your problem. I have run into a similar kind of situation... Stocked tank with lots of plants, dosing full EI, good amount of filtration, blasting CO2 (over 1pH drop consistent throughout the day) and I STILL got BBA on things. Very frustrating...

Something to consider... If you are constantly changing things your tank will have no chance to level out. For instance if you are waiting a week or two even between these changes and then tweaking something else you may never be able to solve the puzzle.
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Also when BBA takes hold it can be stubborn to get rid of, even in good parameters.
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