(Posted on 1/7/12)
Comments: After talking with one of your tech's, he mentioned the exact problems that I was having with the CO2 Regulator Deluxe-Dual Gauge with Solenoid, Model #CO311 that I owned.
There was never any consistency with the bubble count, changed count as pleased.
So I changed the solenoid, the check valve ( because there was water in the CO2 line between the old check valve that came with my calcium reactor and the solenoid) and the problem still existed, only one other piece that could be malfunctioning would be the regulator, I replaced the complete regulator with a AquaticLife CO2 Regulator with Lighted Solenoid, so far so good. I will keep an eye on the count daily.
The AquaticLife is a much better product which blows away my previous regulator.
High Quality and Compact
(Posted on 11/30/11)
Comments: I switched to this regular for my 540 Gallon Marine tank. I used to use an alternate product that ran about $140 and just wasn't happy with it. In the other product it was challenging to get the bubble count to stabilize where I wanted it and over a period of about 5 years I went through 2 other units trying to deal with inconsistent performance (solenoid, needle wheel adjustment issues, and poor seals on the CO2 tank as the teflon washer would bind up, etc). So far with this product I'm pretty happy with this product. Easy to setup, seems to be working like a champ. Time will tell but would recommend at this stage.
AquaticLife CO2 Regulator
(Posted on 2/23/11)
Comments: Haven't got to use it yet, but the appearance of the product on MarineDepot.com is a little deceiving. I didn't realize the guages on the regulator would be so small(about the size of my thumb nail to be exact....The unit is really nice though. I opened the box when I got the regulator and read the directions. It said to insert the gasket before installation(included with the product). I looked inside the box, didn't see it. It wasn't already in the female connector either...I called AquaticLife directly and they told me the gasket would have been tied to the chord with the "sandwich" tie. Ah, there it was...Just incase you are like me and not the most observant person. I would have found it of course as soon as I went to untie and use the product, but I don't have the tank yet and just bought the regulator so I have everything ready. I was excited and went to screw the regulator on my co2 tank (just to stare at it), and didn't see the gasket right away. I will do another review as soon as I have the unit hooked up and have used it for a few weeks.