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Old 08-29-2006, 01:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been waiting for Aquatic-store.com to get more of their 6 way co2 manifolds (with bubble counters) for a number of months now. I've emailed them so much that they won't answer me anymore...The only other place that I know has them is Aquariumplants.com but they're charging $60 more than aquatic-store Does anyone know of any other place where I could get one or who actually makes them?
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dude, I bet Rex grigg has them or at least will tell you where to get one.

http://rexgrigg.com/./sale.html

He's a good guy, I'm purchasing an external reactor from him now.

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I don't have them with the bubble counters.

But 10 minutes with a drill I could make 6 bubble counters from water bottles.

Also if you are running a manifold for multiple tanks you are best off having the needle valve as close to the tank as possible. Once you get a tubing run of over 10 feet it's really hard to make adjustments.
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I don't have them with the bubble counters.

But 10 minutes with a drill I could make 6 bubble counters from water bottles.

Also if you are running a manifold for multiple tanks you are best off having the needle valve as close to the tank as possible. Once you get a tubing run of over 10 feet it's really hard to make adjustments.
to be honest i want to stick to the one at aquatic-store/aquarium plants since they come with the bubble counters already. all of my tanks are right next to each other so the tubing wont be long. thanks for the help though. so does anyone know of any other place besides aquatic-store and aquarium plants where i could get that exact 6 way manifold with bubble counters?
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See aquaticmagic's sponsor forum for a link to his auctions on ebay and aquabid. I believe the aquabid link is aqmagic.com.

He has a couple of manifolds with bubble counters.

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The specific one you are talking about is made by JBJ Lighting. You have to remove the existing needlevalve/bubblecounter from the JBJ regulator to attach the manifold. The manifold has the same needlevalve/knob as whats on its regulator. The ajustment of the needlevalves is a little less than satisfactory in my opinion. You can go from fast bubble rate to very slow, but not much inbetween. If you have found the needle valve on your regultor to be satisfactory then it may be fine for you.

If you do not have a JBJ regulator, then make sure installing this will not void your warranty. Milwaukee strongly discourages the use of this with their regulator and I believe they say it will void the warranty. Call Brian at Milwaukee to find out.

There is another issue. When you have that many different lines running independent, you need a much higher working pressure to handle it than what you need for one line. The JBJ regulator has a fixed working pressure. It also means your tank will reach empty much much faster. My 20 pound C02 cannister that feeds 8 lines lasts about 5 weeks.

I use an inline manifold bank with ultra sensitive needle valves. Even better than the Clippard needle valve. I keep it at about 45 to 50 psi working pressure using a Milwaukee regulator.
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thank you for the responses everyone. i have a milwaukee regulator so i'll have to find out about the warranty.
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JBJ lighting USA WEB site is

www.jbjlighting.com The manifolds are no longer on their WEB site, and it is possible they have discontinued them which could be why you have been waiting so long for them, or JBJ may be waiting for a shipment from China. I used to be a JBJ dealer but I dropped them about 2 years ago, so I have been out of the loop for a while.

Marine Depot has basically the same thing.
It is called the Hex manifold. If anyone remembers M3, it is their product
http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...product=CO3175
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Thanks Robert but I just ordered one from aquatic-store.com; I think they couldn't sell any on ebay so they stopped the auction and brought them back to the store. Also, thank you everyone else for the responses.
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