Which of these regulators is better to fit FE

Discussion in 'Carbon Dioxide (CO2)' started by aaronnorth, 19 Mar 2008.

  1. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    This one from aquatic magic, it includes double gauge, solenoid, needle valve & bubble counter, Is the big brass thing that sticks up on right hand side above needle valve the BC? If not what is it?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CO2-Regulator-Ele ... dZViewItem


    Then there is this one from aquakh8 which includes double gauge, sloenoid, needle valve, check valve, BC it is £5 extra but i don't mind paying if it is better quality or the one i need.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Dual-Gauged-CO2-R ... dZViewItem

    It is to fit a FE
     
  2. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,
    Yes, either will do. I have the first one from aquaticmagick. The bubble counter is that glass vial with the brass fittings as you noted. I don't recall the nut size but I'm sure they fit the FE fitting if they are standard industry size.

    Cheers,
     
  3. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    What do you think of that regulator Clive? I'm very tempted myself to get one with the splitter and separate needle valves and bubble counters to run two planted tanks off.
     
  4. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Ed,
    Well you know jimboo and Dan had some issues with theirs.Jim got a replacement and Dan's humming issue with solenoid went away. Mine has been rock solid to date. The only oddity is that when the cylinder pressure gets low the high pressure gauge indication drops to zero instead of steadily falling though the range. Other than that it's been solid. The bubble counter leaks like a sieve though so you have to really tighten the two brass end caps that hold the water. I removed the bubble counter entirely and that problem went away.

    Cheers,
     
  5. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    Cheers Clive,
    I can feel the need to go on Ebay getting stronger... :lol:
     
  6. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Go for it dude!! :lol: :lol:
     
  7. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    Well I ordered it after all. They gave me a bit of a discount as I was ordering the regulator and splitter so I'll be able to use 1 reg for two tanks. Today I won an 8kg Fire Extinguisher :wideyed: to fit the reg to. Should be a while between fillings for that, even on two tanks!!!

    I'll put a write up in the hardware section when it all arrives.
     
  8. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    8Kg, Thats massive :wideyed: whats size is that then and where you keeping it?
     
  9. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    Haven't got it yet so not completely sure! :? It'll be standing by the side of the tank stands as there's room there. Just heard today thought that my regulator will be a while as Aquatic Magic have run out of solenoids! :(
     
  10. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    I've just sold a few things so i am going to order so it looks as though i'll have to wait aswell then!
     
  11. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    I've asked them how long it'll be so as soon as I here from them I'll post it here. I'm sure it won't be long, hopefully...
     
  12. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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  13. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    The solenoid is back in stock now and they're sending my kit this week so hopefully it'll arrive sometime next week. They've been very good at keeping me informed which is always reassuring when ordering from so far away!!! The FE arrived and it's only about 2ft tall so not too bad at all. I was expecting it to be bigger!!! At 6kg of CO2 I shouldn't need to refill it for a while... Even running two tanks!
     
  14. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    Thanks, just had another quick look, 2 foot isnt bad, i would be able to fit one in my cupbaord, it will last a couple of yr then.
     

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