Ideal needle Valve with 1/8" FPT and vernier metering handle

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The $91 from ideal has vernier handles, its more precise. It should work with that concoa regulator. I got the same one, but its black.

You can get 1/8 check valves to connect them from lowes or hd
 

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barbarossa4122;57392 said:
I see that Rex is selling these for $70.00. Are the ones you buy from Ideal inc. better? Not complaining, just want to get the right stuff and I agree with buying from Ideal inc and support them.

The ones rex is selling doesn't have the vernier/ micrometer.
 
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The vernier handle are really nice/good to have.

This allows you to adjust slow and progressively, say..........one unit each week or so.
Watch carefully, observe etc.

These valves are very stable, so..........the CO2 rates are also adjusted very slow and stable.
You can also do this with a pH controller in a well mixed aquarium as a relative measure of CO2, adjusting the pH down slow and steady.
Careful if the KH in the tpa changes etc or other pH influenced issues however.

The valve?

There's no influence due to pH/Tap or tannins etc.
The rate is stable.

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Tom Barr
 

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barbarossa4122;57392 said:
I see that Rex is selling these for $70.00. Are the ones you buy from Ideal inc. better? Not complaining, just want to get the right stuff and I agree with buying from Ideal inc and support them.

You didn't mention the part number that you ordered.

Rex has the 52-1-12 models w/o the micrometer handle. His price is w/o shipping.
 
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Left C;57490 said:
It has a CGA-320 fitting. It is good to go. Good find!

That looks like a single stage...please confirm by looking at the pics of the back of the regulator. Either that or it doesn't have its first stage. look at the back of that monster.
 
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Left C;57490 said:
It has a CGA-320 fitting. It is good to go. Good find!

I did not wait for an answer(as usual) and I bought this Victor and they delivered it in one day.

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Maybe I should grab the Concoa too.
 

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barbarossa4122;57493 said:
I did not wait for an answer(as usual) and I bought this Victor and they delivered it in one day.

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Maybe I should grab the Concoa too.

Don't buy that concoa...it looks to either be incomplete or to be a single stage.
 

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Matt's right. That is the single stage model. Don't get it.

Concoa two stage models are 212, 312, 412 series.

Sorry about that. I just looked at the CGA fitting.
 

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Left C;57491 said:
You didn't mention the part number that you ordered.

Rex has the 52-1-12 models w/o the micrometer handle. His price is w/o shipping.

Like the folks are guessing, you got the V52-1-12 w/ micrometer handle for $91 shipped.

Hi,

Did not buy it yet.
 

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Left C;57497 said:
Matt's right. That is the single stage model. Don't get it.

Concoa two stage models are 212, 312, 412 series.

Sorry about that. I just looked at the CGA fitting.

Thanks Left C. I did not get it but, I was close.:)
 

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barbarossa4122;57500 said:
.... This is a two stage right ?
You can tell that it is a two stage regulator because it has a big hump on its backside. Single stage regulators are flat on their backsides like that Concoa 402 that you posted.




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barbarossa4122;57501 said:

more two stage
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single stage
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As per the norm I'm 6 months late but now that you have used the Ideal NV with the Vernier/micrometer how do you like it, I'm getting ready to buy one and wasn't sure if I really need the added expense of the vernier option, the needle valve itself has 22 to 24 turns from open to close so I'm guessing it's already very tunable, now if you add the vernier option you should be able to fine tune the bubbles speed to extreme accuracy. I can see how this would come in handy on a small tank where you can sit and watch the bubble grow over the next 15 or 20 seconds but there would be no use for it on larger tanks with more than a bubble per second speed? BTW that was a question so please straighten me out on this valve.