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Old 03-16-2010, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone have any experience with these systems? I need to start using Co2 and due to my work schedule and my tank this would be the easiest route. Im looking at either the Dr foster and smith setup or the Aquarium Plants.com. setup. Any other suggestions would be great. Thanks
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I used pH controllers with my Azoo regulators when I first tried pressurized CO2. They worked. Those Azoo needle valves are temperature sensitive and their bubble count varies. The regulator itself is good. A pH controller can keep the CO2 level in check. I ended up putting my pH controllers on timers so that no CO2 was used when the lights are off.

Another option is to get a better needle valve or metering valve and install it on the Azoo regulator. A good valve and a timer should work fine after you get it tuned with a 4 dKH drop checker.

I bought one AP.com regulator and that was my last one from them. I didn't like it. Many people really like AP.com's electronic regulator and some don't like them at all. I wouldn't get one.

I've been using two stage regulators and building them myself. I use metering valves for better control and a timer for the solenoid. That's the way that I would go ... with a pH controller optional.
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why not just using solenoid and timer? Turn on the CO2 only when the light on.
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Ok I could use the timer, I have an extra. Sorry Im new to Co2, what parts do I need to do everything myself and any brands would be great. Thanks for the info
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