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

growitnow

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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


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AQUARIUMPLANTS.COM's Co2 Regulator)
 

growitnow

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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.
 

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