co2 regulator nightmare

spankone

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hi guys I've been keeping planted tanks now for a few years and I havn't had this problem before. my regulator is becoming hard to regulate. I'll set the needle valve to the right bpm's and a few hours later its off like a rocket and has dumped a whole bottle of gas. do I just need a new needle valve or whole new reg. and where can I get a new one from. Its done 3 bottles in a few weeks :oops: thank god its a betta in the tank other wise the live stock would be dead
 

Themuleous

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You prob have to replace the whole reg as I don't know of any reg that you can replace the needle value on if it forms a fixed part of the reg. Bummer.

Sam
 

Themuleous

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Trouble is it might not be the gauge it could be something else, so just replacing the gauge might not do it. For me best just to replace the whole thing.

Sam
 

Ed Seeley

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spankone said:
any recomendations?
Get in touch with the manufacturers and tell them what's happened. Even if they can't/won't replace it they should be able to help you fix it.
 

GreenNeedle

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My Aquarianversand needle valve screwed straight into the front of my reg although it is a welding reg.

I had this problem with a second hand needle valve I first bought but not this one thank god. lol

AC
 

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