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Old 11-18-2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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automatic on/off co2 valve

I was wondering if there is a automatic on/off valve for co2. I don't want to run co2 all day since I come home from work when the lights shut off, wasting co2
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:46 PM   #2
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You could get a pH controller
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:51 PM   #3
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I have mine set at 6.7 and never turn it off.a 20oz paintball tank last me a few months. You could hook up a co2 tank and a air stone if you want but I have never needed a air stone
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:20 PM   #4
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Just add a solenoid to your regulator, or if you already have a solenoid, put it on a timer.
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Where can I get a solenoid
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:15 PM   #6
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I believe they have them on marine depot and some other sights. It would go between your regulator body and the needle valve.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:31 PM   #7
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Jkeating has given you good advice so far; there's not really much to add.

This is for a pressurized CO2 system correct? These won't work on a DIY CO2 system.
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Old 11-19-2013, 12:54 AM   #8
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It's for pressurized system.
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Out of curiosity, where did you get your setup such that it didn't come with a solenoid? They're pretty standard these days.
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:22 AM   #10
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It's a 45g ista co2 system
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:05 AM   #11
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Oh. Well then I don't think there's anything you can add to automate that system. I would advise investing in a full size regulator. If you don't have the space for a big tank, you can use an adapter from aquatek and a 24oz PB tank.
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