08-27-2006, 11:31 AM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Philadelphia, PA
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
I don't have a ph controller but really like having a solenoid on my system. You can hook it up to a timer so it turns on an hour before the lights, and turns off before the lights go out--very handy and saves CO2. I'm too forgetful to remember to turn it on and off everyday!
I've had some problems with the Azoo regulator package I got from Drs. Foster Smith. The regulator itself is sturdy and I haven't experienced any leakage. But for the first two weeks I had it, the pressure would drop over the course of the day and I'd come home to few or no bubbles at all. I had to crank the pressure up to 40psi to keep it constant, and even then it would drop. This still happens occasionally, though it seems to have mostly stabilized. I'm not the only person on the board who has experienced this problem.
The bubble counter (Aqua Medic) that comes with the package is a piece of crap. You can read more about my experience with the bubble counter and diffuser that come with the package in my goldfish tank journal (in my signature below).