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What's your reg pressure? 15psi enough?

I found a really beautiful two-stage regulator for less than $40. But the catalogue says it has a max output of only 15 PSI. (although the gauge goes up to 30)

From your guys' and gals' experience, is 15 psi enough?

Note: I use one of those standard glass diffusers with the ceramic disk inside the tank, but maybe in the future an inline. (eheim 2234)
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I'm not exactly an expert, but when I started up I remember reading here that between 5-10 is what you want, and so I've always run mine between 7 and 8.

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I think it might depend on your diffuser. I use an atomic from GLA and it needs 35 - I keep it at ~ 40.


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I'm not exactly an expert, but when I started up I remember reading here that between 5-10 is what you want, and so I've always run mine between 7 and 8.
The generally recommended pressure is ~30 PSI. However, if 7-8 PSI works for you, then let it be.

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I think it might depend on your diffuser. I use an atomic from GLA and it needs 35 - I keep it at ~ 40.
+1. If you are using a standard diffuser, then you should be fine with 15 PSI.

However, if you intend to use an atomic diffuser, you may want to choose another regulator, as they require higher pressures.

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