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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-14-2020, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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New co2 atomizer not working. Help!

So I just got a co2 setup on my 6 gallon tank. I have an fzone regulator with paintball tank set up and a inline co2 atomizer. I have the psi at 40 and doing 1 bubble per second but nothing happens. No co2 coming out of the outlet pipe. It only works when I crank the bubbles per second to more than 1 bubble, that’s the only way it starts to flow out. I read that the co2 atomizer requires a 30-40 psi to work, but now I don’t want to go over that or it will probably crack or leak? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Here is the regulator and co2 atomizer I’m using.

Fzone regulator
https://www.amazon.com/FZONE-Aquarium-Regulator-Compatible-Paintball/dp/B07SNCQ4WS/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=fzone+aquarium+co 2+regulator&qid=1586888880&sprefix=fzone&sr=8-3

Co2 atomizer
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07GXFP4GM?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_image
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-14-2020, 07:04 PM
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It may just be dissolving into the water at 1 BPS. Is the pH dropping from that? How about at 2-3 BPS? The drop in pH will tell you if it's working or not better than anything else.

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