Posted: 8/23/2010 from HARTSDALE, NY UNITED STATES
I would not recommend this product... i had to send it back because it leaked out all of the co2 through its pop up release valve. it could not keep pressure and is not worth the money spent.
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So far so good
Posted: 7/22/2010 from Raleigh, NC UNITED STATES
Like the other reviewer, I was reluctant to order given the little information available for this unit. Though I did go to the manufacturers site and was able to find additional information that helped me make the choice positively. Have not had tons of time to play with, but it is in operation and was very easy to setup. I am paranoid that it works without failure and am keeping a close eye on it, but so far, it does what it says it will do. I am using a bubble counter to make sure the bubble rate is consistent with the blinking LED and it appears to be doing its job wonderfully. My only negative comment is that the photos show the EN562 gauges like you would find on the Sumo regulators, but the unit I received has non-branded, generic Aquariumplants.com gauges. Cannot comment on the quality of these, but they too appear to be doing their job.
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Apears to work so far
Posted: 5/27/2010 from Corpus Christi, TX UNITED STAT
I was unable to find any reviews of this CO2 regulator online so I was a bit hesitant to give it a try. Just got it today, and I hooked it up to my calcium reactor. Following the directions I insured a tight non-leaking seal between the regulator and the CO2 tank (took a few tries and plumbers tape).
Also according to the directions, I tried just hooking up some tubing to the regulator and letting it bubble into a glass of water to get an idea of the output. You can adjust the seconds between bubbles via a turn knob ranging from o.1 sec to 10 sec. According to the instructions, the bubble size is adjusted via the low pressure valve on the regulato (the big black knob). I was concerned when I saw that multiple bubbles came out when I had the tubing just placed in a glass of water, despite the time adjustment between bubbles, and the low pressure valve adjusted down to the smallest value I could dial in. I though perhaps this would mean too much CO2 would be put into the calcium reactor. When I actually hooked the regulator up to my calcium reactor, this problem went away, and indeed, I had to turn the low pressure up to around 12-13 psi (the same range that I had used on my previous regulator). After watching the regulator for the past hour, it seems to be working great, maintaining a steady accurate delivery of CO2 into my reactor.
My one complaint would be that the attachment site for the output tubing to the CO2 regulator has no securing nut like my previous CO2 regulator has, so i am a little concerned that the tubing can come off, or maybe leak. Based on my initial experience however, this regulator appears to be working well.
The reason I decided to get this relatively expensive piece of equipment is that I travel frequently, and there is no one to make adjustments to the CO2 rate for weeks at a time, so I need something that requires minimal adjustments. Hopefully this will fit the bill
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