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Plz help, Gla co2 bubble counter problem

Hi all, I have a gla paintball co2 system with nilocg co2 atomic diffuser, it worked 2 weeks ago (just started a new tank) and last week I noticed the water in the bubble counter keep getting less and less and today it keeps on popping out from the acrylic opening? Do I need to buy a new bubble counter or is there anyway to fix this (glue or silicon) please help thanks

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I noticed the leak from the bubble counter any suggestions?

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New bubble counter and a check valve. I just went through the same thing.

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Thanks for the replied, I just check their site and i see the manifold connector bubble counter for $75 plus shipping, are there any alternative one that would fit on the threading?

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Thatís way different from my bubble counter. How old is your unit bought mine back in November
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I think it was 5 years ago

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I've been busy and today I notice the plastic didnt pop out and no water in it but from a different bubble counter I can still count the bubbles. Wondering if I could silicon the plastics together? And I'm emailed gla at the same time searching for a replacement that would fit in the needle valve? Anyone have options on it please help. Thanks I advance

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Thanks I hope it fits in my gla... I've been searching like crazy on Amazon and Google thanks so much...

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Btw none of those fit, I purchased an aquatek with the same threading as the nilocG but on my gla there's another small adapter that connect to the needle valves body...
Ps I emailed gla asking if their new bubble counter would fit in the old one or redirect me to a solution but they didn't replied back =(

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Time to look for alternate solutions?
I've not tried it and do not know the true fitting size but I would check on unscrewing the bubble counter as well as the brass fitting below it as it appears to be a separate part. Then if it is a standard size fitting, look for an adapter to make it a compression fitting to grip the tubing you use and then add an inline bubble counter and check valves as you see needed. One of the reasons I like to move as much stuff off the reg /tank top is that things do get broken when we have them all hard plumbed together. I really like to use the cheap plastic Fluval ($8?) from a local shop and place it and check valves off somewhere that it is less prone to being broken.
Sometimes the best way to repair the funky commercial stuff is to simply replace it, so now might also be a good time to look at replacing the cheap needle valve with a better quality like the Fabco NV-55-18, but that is always a budget question!!!
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I tried to take the needle valve but it's nearly impossible and I found out the fitting from the needle valve to the bubble Counter which is 10-32 to 1/8 from [Ebay Link Removed] now everything seem fine and its pushing the atomizer from NiclocG diffuser without a problem. Thanks for all the advice everyone=)

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