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What regulator is this?

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by fjf888, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. fjf888

    fjf888 Guru Class Expert

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    http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/fjf888/Fish%20Tank/IMG_1151-1-1.jpg

    Bought this years ago as a complete setup before I knew better from ultralife reef company. Basically now I have discarded everything that came with it with the exception of the CO2 tank itself and the regulator. I tried to identify what it is, but web searching has just left me more confused. I do get the dreaded EOTD if I wait too long to refill.

    Is it just my needle valve (the clippard), or is this regulator hopeless.

    Thanks
     
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    Fred,

    Can you pic details of the model # or label at all?

    I can't tell anything than it is in fact a regulator :)

    Thanks
     
  3. fjf888

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    Yeah, yeah, should have looked more closely :eek: Here are a couple pictures with full megapixel goodness.

    http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/fjf888/IMG_0478.jpg
    http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd65/fjf888/IMG_0477.jpg

    Also a followup question. I always assumed PSI was also on the left side. But the indicator is not PSI its LPM. Which I believe is Liters per minute, which is an indicator of flow not pressure. I looked to google for a quick LPM to PSI converter and quickly realized there is no conversion. I suppose I could solve for PSI, possibly by calculating the flow rate if I had interior measurements and distance of the flow. But the bottom line is what LPM should I be aiming for in this case? Or should I just get a new regulator. I was hoping to get by with perhaps just replacing the needle valve.

    Thanks
     
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    any thoughts out there?
     
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    some strange brand (fisher, concoa, linde, smith, VWR) is my guess. Looks like a single stage. Has industrial gauges. not 100% sure though. Def not a victor-made unit.
     
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