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Okay. So overkill, overthink and over complicate. My wife says this should be my mantra............
Yeah - I guess you could spend an entire evening taking the spectral analysis of a sunset but I think you'd be missing the point.
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For me I know my flow meter is providing the utility that I want it to, which is an enhanced version of a bubble counter.

I do enjoy these conversations talking about the different variables and their impacts- just another fun part of this hobby for me. Ultimately though, I am happy with the performance!
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"You're asking how a watch works... For now, just keep an eye on the time"

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Funny, this sort of reflects this thread. The OP was "Does anyone know what ports on the Dwyer are for input and output?" and look what path it went on!
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Funny, this sort of reflects this thread. The OP was "Does anyone know what ports on the Dwyer are for input and output?" and look what path it went on!
Good point... This one did sort of get away from us!
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Funny, this sort of reflects this thread. The OP was "Does anyone know what ports on the Dwyer are for input and output?" and look what path it went on!
Topics acquire a life of their own.

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Haha, yep! And one that has helped me (for one) quite a bit... Changed my gameplan to pick up the 150 ssv instead of the 151, and now feel like I'll actually know how to approach the setup, hardware, tuning, troubleshooting, etc once it arrives. Thanks all!
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For sizing and choosing which flowmeter will best suit, I feel it is very important to do some testing first. I don't find pressure will have much to do with the choice as what goes in the meter, comes out of the meter, and what hits the tank are going to be the same amount unless you have a leak.
But that is about as far as I go on things being the same from tank to tank. We all know counting bubbles is not the same and I find the same with flowmeters as different tanks require totally different CO2 amounts. But there is one sure way to get very close to what amount you do need the meter to measure.
We can certainly go with the idea that the meter which reads a broad range will fit more tanks but that comes at the price of loss of precision in the metering. If your car speedometer reads 0-140 with marks every ten MPH, we do not get the same precision as we get with a meter that reads each MPH! Same with any meter, so getting the one which best reads the range you want, will automatically give you better precision.
So if you have the tank set and working, so some testing first. Stick the end of a CO2 tube up into an overturned vial, etc. and measure how much CO2 you are adding and then go to one of the online conversion calcs to figure how much that is in the type of flowmeter you are looking at buying. You may measure in CC per minute and want to use a meter speaking cubic inches per hour, so some calculations/conversions may be needed?
For my use, I do not find the valves on any of the flowmeters to be precise enough for what I want and I do use needle valves, even when the meter has one on it.
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@PlantedRich funny that you just posted here, as someone just today created a thread wondering where you were!



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I am in the process of re-doing my Co2 system.I am going to eliminate my inline atomizer and bubble counter and replace them with Griggs reactor and a Dwyer flow meter There are 2 reasons for this move, the is atomizer leaking and it is a estimated guess on how many bubbles is actually coming out of it bubble counter.So I guess I will have to rely on the drop checker and PH readings until I get everything dialed in. I am kind of lucky that all of my plants are low tech so maybe in the future I might venture into some more demanding plants but for right now I am satisfied.I do like the idea of the atomizer concept it is compact and does a good job but they are made to break and at $40 buck a pop I am done with em.
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I am in the process of re-doing my Co2 system.I am going to eliminate my inline atomizer and bubble counter and replace them with Griggs reactor and a Dwyer flow meter There are 2 reasons for this move, the is atomizer leaking and it is a estimated guess on how many bubbles is actually coming out of it bubble counter.So I guess I will have to rely on the drop checker and PH readings until I get everything dialed in. I am kind of lucky that all of my plants are low tech so maybe in the future I might venture into some more demanding plants but for right now I am satisfied.I do like the idea of the atomizer concept it is compact and does a good job but they are made to break and at $40 buck a pop I am done with em.
Go with Reactor and you never regret. i used to have 2 atomized in-line diffusors for my tank. i had to dip them in bleach every 2 weeks. I built a Griggs reactor and loving it. it cut down greatly in maintenance time. If you want to build yours with clear tube, i can tell you where to buy the clear tube. it is very cheap.
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