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JBJ Regulator

I am going to purchase a JBJ regulator.... I thought that i would just put up a quick thread and see if anyone has anything bad to say about them....

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Azoo > JBJ > Milwaukee from what I've seen/used.



I have two JBJs myself and they're running great.
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I would suggest checking for leaks around the seals for the solenoid (as you should with any regulator). I had a 5lb CO2 tank last only 4 weeks before I realized my JBJ was leaking. Once resealed, it has been great with no problems whatsoever.

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ok, great!

Thanks everyone for your responces!
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A couple of us have had units shipped with loose or incorrectly terminated power cords. It's an easy fix once discovered. Pull off the solenoid cover and re terminate the cord ends. Please make sure it's not powered up while doing so. :P

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I have one that I have had excellent results with so far. As with most of the mass market regulators, the needle valve precision is somewhat lacking, but otherwise mine has been a good unit. If you require extreme needle valve precision, you probably want to look at replacing that piece on most of the regulators you buy.

For what it's worth, I use mine with an Aquacontroller 2 using pH control, so I don't need extreme precision. I use a MK II perma-seal to connect to the CO2 cylinder instead of the regular white teflon seals. You can get the seals, needle valves, and complete CO2 equipment from Rex Grigg listed below.

http://www.bestaquariumregulator.com/co2.html
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Oh that reminds me... What exactly do I need a ph controler for? And please respond to this with more of a responce than "to control the ph" lol.

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To control your Co2, So once it Reaches your desired Ph it will stop Putting out Co2. so your Fishes dont go bye bye,Just like a Soleniod but more advanced

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Check here for a break down on CO2 equipment:
http://www.njagc.net/articles/co2.htm

BTW, a pH controller is a nice thing, but not a NEED to have thing.

From the article:
This is handy electronic device is used in conjunction with the solenoid. The solenoid is plugged into the pH controller, and the pH controller monitors the pH level in the aquarium via a pH probe. The pH probe goes into the aquarium, and tells the controller what the pH is. The controller checks if the aquarium pH is lower than a value set by you. If it is lower it turns off power to the solenoid shutting off CO2 flow. When the pH rises above the set level, the controller turns on power to the solenoid which turns on the CO2, and should drop the pH.

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