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    Re: Single gauge CO2 regulator vs dual gauge CO2 regulator w/solenoid

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    I've given up. Finally got the 2 stage pressure gauge. It's working well. Thank you bettatail

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    Quote Originally Posted by naz View Post
    I've given up. Finally got the 2 stage pressure gauge. It's working well. Thank you bettatail
    Is it a dual guage or dual stage. Usually those sold at LFS are single stage with 2 pressure guage, a solenoid control valve and a needle valve. A dual stage one will cost much more.

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    Re: Single gauge CO2 regulator vs dual gauge CO2 regulator w/solenoid

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffteo View Post
    Is it a dual guage or dual stage. Usually those sold at LFS are single stage with 2 pressure guage, a solenoid control valve and a needle valve. A dual stage one will cost much more.

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    Sorry, Dual gauge. Guess the thing good about this is that its needle valve seems better control than the latter. Using JBJ solenoid. Though the guy said that it has a pressure reducer which is why more stable than the manual. Not sure if he meant additional pressure reducer.

    Oh well, at least it does what it's suppose to do.

    Thnx

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    Re: Single gauge CO2 regulator vs dual gauge CO2 regulator w/solenoid

    Quote Originally Posted by naz View Post
    I've given up. Finally got the 2 stage pressure gauge. It's working well. Thank you bettatail
    I have just set-up a new planted tank. Being a newbie, would appreciate if you could advise on the cost, brand and the name of LFS where you bought your new regulator, tks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joash View Post
    I have just set-up a new planted tank. Being a newbie, would appreciate if you could advise on the cost, brand and the name of LFS where you bought your new regulator, tks.
    Sharing my story...newbie here. Bought the CO2 set at LFS, came with cylinder, single gauge regulator, bubble counter, diffuser, fertilizer, root monster, tubing etc....tought i should be done....after 10 days of manual on/off i gave up and get a Dymax solenoid hook up to my light timer...

    My advice: get yourself a solenoid.... Unless u enjoy on/off every day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by spider View Post
    Sharing my story...newbie here. Bought the CO2 set at LFS, came with cylinder, single gauge regulator, bubble counter, diffuser, fertilizer, root monster, tubing etc....tought i should be done....after 10 days of manual on/off i gave up and get a Dymax solenoid hook up to my light timer...

    My advice: get yourself a solenoid.... Unless u enjoy on/off every day...
    I manually on and off every day. Fine with me, as it gives me a moment to view the tank. I tend to get lost staring at my tank the whole time.

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    Re: Single gauge CO2 regulator vs dual gauge CO2 regulator w/solenoid

    I have used both single and dual gauge (local LFS flavor), I favor the dual gauge due to ease of adjustment and auto function.
    The single gauge type due to frequent adjustment, ends up with a broken screw thread.
    if budget allows, newbies should just buy the dual type.

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    there is any local distributor here Singapore?
    and just wondering somebody say it'll be very hot, but we don't know when buying.

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    Re: Single gauge CO2 regulator vs dual gauge CO2 regulator w/solenoid

    Local LFS like Nature @Balestier carries them.
    Yes, it gonna be hot cos it is a solenoid afterall but not a real concern as long as it is a good build.

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    Re: Single gauge CO2 regulator vs dual gauge CO2 regulator w/solenoid

    Got myself a complete set of CO2 system for my new tank.

    Comes with dual guage, 1L Cylinder, solenoid, rubber tubes, reactor, bubble counter, support stands, extra o-ring all in a customized box. This people know how to package stuffs. I love it at first sight and bought as it saves me from any side distress of decision making.

    The Solenoid works on 110V. What if i bring back to singapore one day ? Anyway to fix it or disable the solenoid ?
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    Re: Single gauge CO2 regulator vs dual gauge CO2 regulator w/solenoid

    hello, can use a step up/down or replace the magnetic solenoid section with a 220/230v unit that is same size of the valve.
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    Replace is a good idea if i am able to do it. thanks !
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    Re: Single gauge CO2 regulator vs dual gauge CO2 regulator w/solenoid

    Just bought a brand new 3KG CO2 cylinder, ANS dual gauge,single stage regulator with solenoid, CO2 resistant tubing, ANS brass bubble counter with checkvalve & ISTA external ceramic CO2 reactor.Also bought the ANS glass CO2 indicator with 4dkH fluid. All below $250 from Nanyang. Currently running a bubble rate of roughly 4seconds per bubble.

    The ANS regulator is not even warm at all. In fact the solenoid even cold to the touch after running 10hrs non stop. When measured using an electricity meter, it registered 0.0watts. The only downside is that there is no indicator light and the relay clicks quite loudly when its switched on/off. I had snipped away the 2 prong power connector and connected it with a 3pin neon light plugtop to see the on/off status.

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    Re: Single gauge CO2 regulator vs dual gauge CO2 regulator w/solenoid

    Just today i added another ISTA SS checkvalve 3inches before the reactor as i found that the aquarium water tends to be push back towards my CO2 bottle nightly when the timer cuts out the CO2 supply. i was told that the bubble counter sitting atop the regulator already has a built-in check valve but well...

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    Re: Single gauge CO2 regulator vs dual gauge CO2 regulator w/solenoid

    Correct the brass bubble counter contains check valve, i never had additional valve so far for 2 years.

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    Re: Single gauge CO2 regulator vs dual gauge CO2 regulator w/solenoid

    Quote Originally Posted by milk_vanilla View Post
    Correct the brass bubble counter contains check valve, i never had additional valve so far for 2 years.
    Is yours is a normal ceramic diffuser? Mine is installed inline with a reactor on the output of my canister. Guess the canister output is putting one more hydraulic pressure on the CO2 tubing when the solenoid is off during the night.

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    Re: Single gauge CO2 regulator vs dual gauge CO2 regulator w/solenoid

    I use this approach start from normal ADA 'wannabe' diffuser, UP inline diffuser, and now reactor (1week). So far quite safe.


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    Re: Single gauge CO2 regulator vs dual gauge CO2 regulator w/solenoid

    If one of my gauges is damaged and I am not interested in knowing the pressure, is it alright to just seal off the hole meant for screwing in the gauge with a correct sized screw and some sealing tape?

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    Re: Single gauge CO2 regulator vs dual gauge CO2 regulator w/solenoid

    Doubt you can find a screw with tapered NPT threading unless you machine one out or get a standard blank plug to plug up coonection. But you might as well leave it there if the connection is not leaking.

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    Re: Single gauge CO2 regulator vs dual gauge CO2 regulator w/solenoid

    Its not leaking , but it is unsightly. I see already not happy haha. I think I go look around for a plug or a new gauge when i have time.

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