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Old 11-30-2009, 01:20 AM   #1
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ca reactor problems

Well guys I had my tank refilled on Monday and Sunday night my cylinder was empty.
Yep thats right empty! I don't fully understand why? I had the tank valve opened all the way. The solenoid i needed to keep adjusting. But I know that the needle valve was not opened all the way.
Evidently there is a leak somewhere.
Can solenoid's go bad?
Where else guys can I look for co2 leakage?
Anyhow right now I have everything turned off until I solve this problem.
If you were me what would be your plan of action. I don't mind refilling the tank again. Out here in Orlando it costs about $13.00 to fill a 5 lb tank.
In the meantime I will dose 2 part solution until I get things going with the ca reactor.
Thanks for your advice.
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:18 AM   #2
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Use liquid soap and check all joints and connections. If there is a leak it will bubble up and you should be able to tell. Anything that man makes can go bad on you. check everything one step at a time.
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:55 PM   #3
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Thanks.
I will check everything once I get the tank filled up again.
Will keep ya posted.
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Yeah, slow leaks are a pain, but just take your time and go one step at a time and you'll get it.
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:54 AM   #5
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Thanks Thincat! I also may consider a new reg set from www.aquariumplants.com
This product looks like it can do a kick a_ _ job. Ever heard of them?

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No I have not but it sounds like it's state of the art regulator and I'm not sure on the prices. Then again this is more then likely the only place you can get it.
From what I read it should be pretty accurate. Check to see if they do repairs if need be.
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you might post a thread in the planted forum and get some ideas on regulators there... since its pretty much the same equipment...
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