04-12-2007, 03:44 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Just Outside CampEI
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| | Re: Hydor CO2 Kit
Use allen wrench (provided /w part # XK4310) and attach adapter firmly to regulator. Then attach entire assembly to refillable co2.
Test for leaks. Attach regulator to bottle make sure regulator is on off position or all the way (-), open bottle, close bottle, let sit watch gauge for changes. If you lose pressure you have leak.
If your into aesthetics. Cover over wrench or adapter to prevent damage when you attach it to the bottle. Bare metal tool will mark up the shiny adapter a little bit.
Secure co2 bottle in tank stand or elsewhere to prevent accidents and damage to regulator if co2 bottle falls over.
Buy bottle of Excel and dose until co2 is set straight.
Use washer typically provided with refillable co2 tank.
Use refillable cartridges on large tanks.
I am not using the disposables. The bubble rates mentioned are to shopw how long disposable will last. The regulator is capable of typical bubble rates. I was thinking of using them on the ADA cube which is close to 7gallons. I do no need co2 on this tank. The beauty of this system is scalability. You just upgrade reactor (if needed) and buy refillable co2 tank with Hydor adapter and your good. Now I have co2 equipment I needed for each of my tanks.
The reactor is little loud at first. After running a few hours it runs silent. While I dont really desire electronic equipment in the tank this is the smallest powered reactor I have seen. It really does work and probably excellent for the fermentation kits.
The regulators adjustment is sticky. I am confident it will stay true with consistent bubble rate. I just want to see what happens when I exchange bottle because it is very easy to adjust and could get bumped, it may need to be adjusted again.