This subject comes up a lot
First hand experience.
Co2 system up and running for several months.
Nothing played with ,but the bps which had been stable for the whole time started to drop.
Checked everything, Upped the working pressure,all to no avail.
Cleaned the UP line,problem solved.
The build quality of these things...
Except you can't take the old ones apart....
Haven't heard of this one before.Would the amount of LC required to fill the chamber be a lot if the tank in question was say,60L ?
or would it have lost its toxicity overnight after being confined ?
Co2 bottles are expensive here too.
This is why many of us buy fire extinguishers.You can get them filled up at companies that maintain office fire extinguishers.
You then buy a regulator with the same thread so they fit=
Din 477.( I think)
I think this is a European standard.
Re the Rams and soft water.
I'm sure there's lot of forum threads on this,
the co2 will lower the PH but won't remove the mineral content,that makes your water hard.
So when you sort the co2 ,your water will have a lower PH (whilst gas is on) , but hard water.
In my limited experience...
Wasn't sure what it was, but went off info on a fleabay site, that had exact same bottle for sale.Though they advise using tank water with it :crazy:
Forgot to mention that 3 bar might be overkill.My ceramic ran off 1.5 bar
i may not be the most qualified to answer this as i've not been using pressurised too long, but no one else has jumped in so.I started on a 60L tank with a ceramic diffuser.
Every tank is going to be different due to the amount of variables but for what it's worth.
The co2 test looks like a...
everyone has their own preference on kit, sure others will post about that.Personally i've got an UP-A165 reg,(seems to do a decent job) & a JBL bubble counter, which i like cause it has fixing nuts.
Have you read this write up, it's based around a Juwel tank Setting up a 'higher' tech...
For what its worth.
I found buying/acquiring your first reg to be confusing.I have no point of reference as this is my first one, but went with this one.
I ran it on a 60L tank, with a FE which has just run out.No problems encountered.
It has a solenoid, adjustable working pressure, and the...
Deltec told me it would,that's the reason i bought it.
The threads do fit, but there's a small pin hole on the D-D reg.
The thread on the JBL adapter is is not quite long enough to cover this hole.
Result is a small leak. :facepalm:
Tried lots of bodging to fix, to no avail.
The sol is plugged into a timer switch.
The co2 comes on a couple of hours before the lights go on, then it stops 2 hours before the end of the lighting period.
i don't want mine running 24/7
I use a diffuser, but it should run an atomiser, otherwise what would be the point of the reg...
I've had my A-165 running for a week or so.
This is my 1st time running pressurised so therefore it's my 1st reg.
I found it very easy to set,there seems to be a nice resistance when you turn the needle valve and the bps rate has the been the same all week.
I've been using the solenoid to turn...
i use EasyCarbo & an all in one fert daily, and get decent, healthy growth.
1ml EC per 50L.This can be doubled depending on the plant mass.
eg. my Dutch influenced 60L has lots of stems and i dose 2.5-3ml per day.It doesn't bother the Oto's or Amano shrimp.
Personally i haven't had issues using...