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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Problem stabilizing CO2 output

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Currently have a CO2 bottle and a AquaticLife regulator on a timer. Every morning when the CO2 turns back on, it is at a slightly different output than the previous day. Usually it is going slower but I have had it jump up to 4 bubbles per second without me touching the regulator. I think my inconsistent CO2 levels are contributing to my BBA outbreak and I would like my regulator to stay as consistent as possible.

Has anyone had this problem and how should I fix it?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Bump, still experiencing this issue
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This is a problem with lower end needle valves. Folks have solved the issue by putting some superglue on the threads of the needle valve. Not to permanently glue it in place so much as give it a little bit of resistance so it doesn't turn on its own. Hope this helps.
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This is a problem with lower end needle valves. Folks have solved the issue by putting some superglue on the threads of the needle valve. Not to permanently glue it in place so much as give it a little bit of resistance so it doesn't turn on its own. Hope this helps.
Hm, I will look into it. Thanks for the tip
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That happens many times when the working pressure is too low. Many times just increasing the working pressure and adjusting from the needle valve will solve the problem.


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That happens many times when the working pressure is too low. Many times just increasing the working pressure and adjusting from the needle valve will solve the problem.
So are better regulators capable of taking higher working pressures which is why they don't experience this issue or am I misunderstanding my google searches?
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