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Regulator question

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by Lost Csr, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Lost Csr

    Lost Csr Prolific Poster

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    I am about to fill my tank with water.
    I have everything set up.

    I connected the regulator to the CO2 tank.
    Turned the knob on the tank, then set the PSI to 15-20.
    Plugged the solenoid.

    I do not see any CO2 going into the bubble counter.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
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  2. pepetj

    pepetj Lifetime Members
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    Can you give more details?

    It could be that you have a NO (normally open) solenoid so plugging it in means it is now closed or maybe it's plumbed incorrectly (look for an arrow showing flow direction); or that you have a CO2 diffuser that requires more than 15-20 psi (like most "atomic" diffusers), or that you forgot to place liquid (some use water other a special fluid with more viscosity than water which sometimes has some color) in the bubble counter; or it could be a leak (most of the gas will go out where it finds less resistance); or that you placed a check valve in the opposite way (some bubble counters come with integrated check valve so placing it correctly is important); maybe your diffuse is clogged (most ceramic disc diffuser call for up to one full day placement under water to make them capable of working as expected).

    Pepetj
    Santo Domingo
     
  3. Lost Csr

    Lost Csr Prolific Poster

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    Thanks for the response.

    I actually got it to work. My hose barb was lose.
    Tank is pearling now.
     
  4. Left C

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    Check for leaks before you panic. LOL
     
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