05-10-2005, 07:10 PM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Dayton, Ohio
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Originally Posted by magicmagni
kimbm04r: You mention using this for two tanks. The 29 and the 10. I don't think the JBJ or Milwaukee out of the box will do that for you because you will need to have independent control of CO2 delivery on each tank. I've never done multiple tanks on one CO2 regulator, but I would think that there's probably a way to install some kind of splitter on the low pressure side which would feed out to a pair of bubble counters, needlevalves, and check valves- one for each fishtank. Depending on how you wanted to use the solenoid valve you can use only one to shut off both lines simutaniously, ie. put it on a timer (less $$$)or you can run two separate solenoids-each with there own CO2 controller (more $$) Talk to a repitable seller and tell them what you want to do. I'm sure they can come up with something, but I'm thinking you'll be a little over budget. Maybe $150??
Very good advice! However, I believe removing the needle valve that came with the unit and adding another one will void the warranty on the Milwaukee unit. I don't think it will on the JBJ. Check with both companies before you make your decision.
Either regulator will work just fine. I have owned both and prefer the JBJ for the set pressure and the check valve incorporated in the bubble counter. One less thing to mess with in my opinion
If you do replace the needle valve on the factory unit with a dual needle valve/bubble counter you would only need to purchase an extra bubble counter since you will have the one that came with the original unit. Make sure to get the JBJ type bubble counter since it has the built-in check valve.