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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Got a regulator now what?

Got a good deal on a victor dual stage regulator on ebay and just got it (model VTS 450D, and getting the CGA-320 stem). What do I need now to finish it off? I know it should go regulator -> solenoid -> needle valve -> bubble counter but where do the check valves go and how many? What brands? Do I need a reducer or anything else? This is going on a new tank I set up and it's been maybe 10 years since I had a planted tank, so much has changed! Never messed with pressurized CO2 but I'm excited about it.

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That set up looks good. Check valves go before and after the bubble counter, so 2 total. Not sure about brands, but any of the brass ones should be good. All you would need is some way to diffuse the CO2 and a CO2 tank and you'd be set.
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Do companies sell kits for what I need or do I buy them seperate?
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Contact yikesjason on this forum and he can sell you a post-body kit at a good prixe. All you would need is the co2 tank itself and you can diffuse through a Rex style reactor if you have a canister filter


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Contact yikesjason on this forum and he can sell you a post-body kit at a good prixe. All you would need is the co2 tank itself and you can diffuse through a Rex style reactor if you have a canister filter

Thanks! sent him a pm
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Also, for more information regarding pressurized CO2 setups, take a look at the article that I wrote. It is linked in my signature.

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