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Old 02-24-2010, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im in the process of putting together my new 75gal tank and was wondering about c02,i know i can split the output to multiple tanks but was looking for a little guidance.i will have controllers on both tanks.input on controllers to,i have a milwaukee sms 122 already,any experience with other brand?quality? any help is appreciated.thanks lou
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can i just put a tee in before the selenoid on the tank,compression fitting off the tee,hose thru floor to basement,to the new tank ,selnoid,bubble counter then to diffuser?this is what i planned on doing any suggestions are appreciated.also just wanted to know what controllers people here were using and thoughts on quality,my milwaukee came with a bad soldering job,fixed it myself in about an hour or so but what if you werent tech inclined? its not a fortune but 130 bucks is 130 bucks,they cant get the soldering right?????thats my one and only experience with cotrollers.any thoughts?
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If i am reading what you are trying to do correctly I think you have it right.

Each tank will have its on pH controller connected to its own solenoid. So from the co2 tank you would have however many tees to feed the different tanks.
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thanks for the input,the guys at sumo "are on the case"should be ordering the stuff this week
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There's a few ways to do it. You can just use a simple manifold and split the co2 output between the 2 tanks. You need a valve downstream of the splitter to control co2 to each tank. This would not work with a controller, but you could establish a steady rate to each tank. If you have a solenoid, you could do a run during day / off at night with a timer, but again no ph controller.

The only way you could use independent controllers, would be to plumb a splitter after the main valve on the CO2 regulator, and purchase a second solenoid for the other tank. This would be very complicated, and may require some custom parts so that you can attach multiple solenoids to a single regulator.
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http://www.greenleafaquariums.com/co...-manifold.html

This is the route that I went...a manifold. Both vertically pointing nipples (in the picture) will have their own bubble counters.
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