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I don't think there's a way to adjust the input. Whatever the pressure of your tank is, is what's going to register on the high-side gauge.

Adjusting the output, or working pressure, on my Cornelius regulator involves manipulating a screw. The more it's screwed in, the higher the working pressure is. This may be different for other regulator brands.

Finally, making minute adjustments to how much CO2 actually goes into your tank involves the use of a needle valve. I personally use a Clippard one.
 

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alright, thanks a lot. So you can tell how much gas is left in your tank by the pressure on the regulator then?
 

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The CO2 in your tank is in liquid form. As long as there's ANY liquid left, the pressure will be the same, usually around 850psi plus or minus. The value is dependent on temperature. The liquid CO2 evaporates into the CO2 gas that you're sending into your aquarium. Once ALL of the liquid is gone, the pressure will start to decrease fairly rapidly as there is no liquid CO2 left in the tank to maintain that pressure. When the pressure reading starts to decrease, you're actually petty close to empty!
 
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