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Re: [APD] CO2 systems
Billionzz at aol_com wrote:
> Here are a couple of things that you don't have to have but they sure make
> the hobby a little better for me.
> I have had and still have and us the Clippard needle valves, they work and
> will run you CO2 system fine but to me they are a real pain to adjust. So if
> you have the money I would suggest the B-SS4 needle valve from Swagelok, they
> are by far more precise and easier to adjust. They have saved me a lot of
> Also I always find it comforting to have a 2nd cylinder of CO2 on hand for
> when your tank goes empty. I have a wife and kids and a lot of times it just
> not that easy to take off and have a tank filled right away.
> Again you don't have to have these but they do make the hobby simpler.
> As far as the CO2 misting goes you can get a limewood airstone and pump your
> CO2 into it, then have the fine bubbles from the limewood airstone feed into
> a powerhead intake. This will chop the bubbles up even more and disperse
> them throughout your tank. I have my powerhead flowing in to a black piece of
> PVC with holes in it that runs along the back of my tank.
> I wouldn't overlook a reactor, it may be that you prefer the tank look
> without all of the tiny bubbles floating round. I run both at the same time but
> you don't need to but it also gives you the option to turn the bubbles of if you
> are planning on guest and would like your tank to look it's best.
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One thing that will make the Clippard valve much easier to use and
adjust is the addition of a Clippard Low Pressure Regulator. Total cost
for the needle valve and LPR is about half the cost of the B-SS4.
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