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Old 02-18-2015, 07:51 PM   #1
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Co2 Regulator - Final Decision

I think I have decided on this Milwuakee CO2 regulator with bubble counter. I have seen alot of positive and also negative reviews. Does anyone have experience with this co2 reg? Are there better options?

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Old 02-19-2015, 01:52 PM   #2
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Eric, I use the Aquatek regulator. Mine is the two stage version (adjustable output pressure). Only issue I've had is that sometimes when the power shuts off then comes back on rapidly, it gets stuck off. Not a huge issue, but something to look out for.


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Old 02-20-2015, 01:19 AM   #3
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Both aquatek and mileuakee regulators are crap. Go with a custom build regulator. Plus aquatek does not make dual stage regs. Idk were that guy got his info from

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I got the information from under my tank... I ordered the Aquatek Premium regulator which is a two stage regulator.

While a custom regulator is probably better quality, it could be outside of the budget for the OP.


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Ok sorry, they may be dual stage but just really bad quality. Plus needle valve is not precise, I'd watch it.

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Old 02-20-2015, 12:48 PM   #6
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I have the Aquatek aswell. Definitely a good choice for someone on a budget. Never had any problems out of mine besides spending half an hour to fine tune it perfectly to the amount of bubbles I wanted.


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I have the Aquatek aswell. Definitely a good choice for someone on a budget. Never had any problems out of mine besides spending half an hour to fine tune it perfectly to the amount of bubbles I wanted.


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How long did you have this reg?
And what tank do you use it on

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How long did you have this reg?
And what tank do you use it on

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Had it running about 2 months so far. 75 gallon planted.


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Had it running about 2 months so far. 75 gallon planted.


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Bps?

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Bps?

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3-4 bubblers per second. Air stones at night ensures there is always enough oxygen for the fish.


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