40 psi on Azoo? - Equipment - Aquatic Plant Central

Go Back   Aquatic Plant Central > General Interest Forums > Equipment

Equipment Aquarium Equipment - Discuss equipment to help setup your planted aquarium.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-02-2006, 03:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member of SCAPE
 
turtlehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,660
iTrader Ratings: 18
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
turtlehead is a regular member
Default 40 psi on Azoo?

Is 40 psi with 1000psi a good reading on the azoo? I'm new to the whole pressurized thing....
turtlehead is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]
Old 09-02-2006, 05:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
dennis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Leverett, Mass
Posts: 2,988
iTrader Ratings: 47
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
dennis is a regular member
Default

That should work fine, all depends on the rest of your setup. The high pressure guage will cahnge with the room temp. Hot weather and a real full canister will read around 1000 and I have seen 1100psi. Cooler weather with give you about 830-850 depending on the guage quality. CO2 turns liquid at 835psi, IIRC. This pressure is the tank pressure itself.

The low pressure guage should not fluctuate once you get it set. It may creap for a minute or so but thats it. The needle valve you use and how many you have will dictate the low pressure. I usually run mine around 20-25psi using up to 3 Clippard minimatics. I believe the JBJ's or some other brand have a set pressure of like 7psi, which is why they don't work well for multi-tank setups. In general, higher pressure means the needle valve will act more "sensitive". I would recommend you set it for 15-20 psi if you have 1 needle valve and don't worry unless something seems wrong.

Congrats on going pressurized!
dennis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2006, 07:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
teacherthomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 120
iTrader Ratings: 0
teacherthomas is a regular member
Default

Yeah, that is fine. That is what my was running when I first connected it it stated 50 and 1100. Though after running for a short while and getting stable it read 30 and 1100. Room temperature effects the higher reading so her in Taiwna dn hot weather I always get around 1100. If the lower reading is too low you will find it hard to keep the bubble count stable. So just keep it where it is and tweak your needle value to get the correct bubble count and you will be fine.

Thomas
teacherthomas is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 09-02-2006, 10:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member of SCAPE
 
turtlehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,660
iTrader Ratings: 18
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
turtlehead is a regular member
Default

Thanks all.
turtlehead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2006, 06:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
abnormalsanon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 234
iTrader Ratings: 5
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
abnormalsanon is a regular member
Default

Yeah, I have to set my Azoo around 40psi to keep it stable. Just a heads up--the pressure kept dropping on mine for the first 2-3 weeks I had it. I would come home from work to no bubbles at all. Now all is well and it's running smoothly, but it took a while to "settle in," whatever that entails. It's a good regulator but it seems to have some minor problems when first set up.
abnormalsanon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2006, 01:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
geezer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Essex
Posts: 154
iTrader Ratings: 0
geezer is a regular member
Default

Mines 20psi and 900psi on my milwaukee regulator.

No idea if that's good or not
geezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Aquatic Plant Central > General Interest Forums > Equipment > 40 psi on Azoo?

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1