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kellymm
02-04-2010, 05:19 PM
Where can I Get a good needle valve locally

SvenRhapsody
02-04-2010, 08:39 PM
Real plumbing supply stores (not big box store), some welding supply stores, medical and industrial gas supply stores.

Spork
02-05-2010, 09:12 AM
You best bet is to look at Medical supply stores. I have called some gas shops in town and they do not cary needle valves. Do you know what make/model you are looking for?

kellymm
02-05-2010, 02:59 PM
fabco nc 55

Spork
02-05-2010, 03:17 PM
Those are going to be hard to come by. Most of the gas places in Atlanta only sell their own products.

You may want to check Fabco's site for locations in Atlanta that stock their stuff...Oh wait I did that for you,

http://www.fabco-air.com/distributors.html#GA

Let me know what you find as I would like to get one as well.

jmhart
02-05-2010, 03:29 PM
Yeah, unfortunately you're gonna have to bite the bullet and pay shipping on that.

planted_one
03-01-2010, 09:57 PM
Since I don't want to start a new topic, is the fabco a needle valve or metering valve?
I have heard that metering valves are more precise even though I see the Fabco recommended a bunch for aquarium use.

kellymm
03-02-2010, 04:23 PM
I think its a metering valve.I already got it online, It came from aqua botanic along with a brass check valve It seems to be very precise its been running for 2 weeks at 2 bubble per sec

gofish
03-02-2010, 08:20 PM
I was looking for a cheap way to regulate CO2 going to several of my planted tanks a while back. I ended up purchasing the following:

http://www.clippard.com/store/display_details.asp?sku=MNV-4K2
$11.56

and

http://www.clippard.com/store/display_details.asp?sku=CF4-BLK
$0.50


They might not be the best valves in the world, but I can always get the bubble count I want and after it's set and locked the bubble rate stays constant. For $12/valve I can't complain. I use them with normal clear airline tubing. Works great.

BTW, I also used a tee connector to chain my CO2 supply lines:
http://www.clippard.com/store/display_details.asp?sku=T44-4-BLK
$1.40


These also come in larger quantity packages for some savings. I ordered mine straight from the Clippard website, but they do have distributors here in Georgia:

CFC
6020-D Unity Drive
Norcross, GA 30071
770-447-1010

Power Systems, Inc.
805 McFarland Road
Alpharetta, GA 30004
770-475-1680

I originally got the idea from the picture of the valve is the one next to the quarter on this web page:
http://www.bestaquariumregulator.com/CO2.html#lpr


Brian

planted_one
03-03-2010, 10:24 PM
Brian,

Could you post a few example pics of your setup. I haven't run into the great problem of needing to
distribute CO2 to more than 1 tank, but I have a feeling one day I will.

Spork
03-04-2010, 09:09 AM
You are in luck. There is a post on Plantedtank.net that just started where people are posting their CO2 setups. Some of the pictures are what you are looking for.

Edit - It would help if I posted the link: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/equipment/103448-show-us-your-co2-setup.html

gofish
03-05-2010, 09:44 PM
As requested, here's my setup:

http://www.aquaticgardener.com/AAAA/aquaticplants/co2/co2_needle_valves_bubble_counters.jpg

http://www.aquaticgardener.com/AAAA/aquaticplants/co2/co2_tank_hexmanifold.jpg