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Old 02-28-2012, 01:56 AM   #1
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C02 Regulator builders help needed.


I just got the
Aquatic life CO2 Regulator with Solenoid Valve

I'd like to upgrade existing needle valve to a swagelok metering valve, any suggestions that would work with this regulator? TIA


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cO2 Regulator Specifications:
Bottle Pressure Gauge: 3,500 PSI Max
Reduced Pressure Gauge: 140 PSI Max
Electronic Solenoid: 120 Volts
Power Cord: 2 Meters
Bottle Connection: Female CGA 320
CO2 Line-Out Connection: 1/4" Compression
Fine Adjustment: Needle Valve
http://c4.f3images.com/IMD/UserManuals/AK01217.pdf

http://www.marinedepot.com/AquaticLi...FICORE-vi.html


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Old 02-28-2012, 02:13 AM   #2
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I have the same thing. There is no need to mess with it. Mine works great. Nice and small too.
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Nice, GOOD to hear. I've heard some people say the needle valve is low end.(opinions) Hows the adjustment on it.
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It seems pretty easy to me. Its my first attempt at CO2 and so far its great. You could always try it and upgrade later if you feel its necessary.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:37 AM   #5
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Yes, the valve is low-end. Yes, it will work. Yes, it's very finicky when adjusting.

You can upgrade to anything you'd like that has a 1/8" NPT fitting. Or anything at all, if you get a [whatever] to 1/8" NPT adapter.

If you want a Swagelock that works for our purposes, take your pick. M, S, 21/22, or O series will all work, some better than others. And there are plenty of other brands out there, too. Check http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/eq...n-our-co2.html and then cross-reference with Evilbay. Anything with a 1/4" tube fitting can be adapted to NPT.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:39 AM   #6
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Nice thanks!
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