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Co2 regulator: does output max PSI on the gauge matter?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by growitnow, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. growitnow

    growitnow Lifetime Charter Member
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    Hello,

    I just received my regulator package from acquariumplants.com.

    The ouput gauge has a max 15psi. The insutructions state to set output to 5-6psi. I plan to drive 2 needle valves split with manifold in 90gal tank, each line going to an ADA Beetle50 at opposite sides of the tank. A poster on a forum apparently called the seller and was told if the output is driven higher than 5-6psi recommended it will damage the regulator.

    Is 5-6psi going to drive the two beetles? (I don't yet have a co2 tank to test)

    Is 15psi sufficent for most applications?
    If it is true 5-6psi is max recommended operating pressure, is this a crappy choice?
    Anyone familiar with this regulator ? (I got the full meal deal incl. Milwaukee controller)

    Thanks for any feedback,

    "growitnow"
    Bob


    REGULATOR LINK:
    AQUARIUMPLANTS.COM's Co2 Regulator)
     
  2. growitnow

    growitnow Lifetime Charter Member
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    I spoke with the vendor who told me that driving output >5-6psi should present no problem, and that 'they' would not have told someone else that it would. go figure.

    nevertheless, if anyone has observations, etc on this regulator I would welcome the feedack.
     
  3. Tom Barr

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    Most regs should easily handle 15psi.
    Aqaurium specific ones perhaps might not........but I do not use those.
    Victor and other brands tend to go up to 40-50psi or higher.

    15-psi is good.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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