Discussion in 'Please Introduce Yourself' started by David Parker, Feb 27, 2015.
Good day, I supply CO2 flowmeters for aquariums.
How does a flowmeter work exactly?
You connect it to your CO2 bottle or fire extinguisher, plug the solenoid valve into a normal light switch timer and set it to when ever you want the CO2 to flow into your fish tank. As the power turns on the light switch the solenoid valve "opens" the flow of CO2, when it switches off it "closes" the solenoid valve. So you do not have to open and close the CO2 bottle manually. You can adjust the amount of CO2 flowing by using the needle Valve
Do you sell needle valves, regulators, splitters, solenoids by themselves, etc?
I know that. What I'm not understanding is the flowmeter part which I'm sure is this that I've highlighted in the picture?
excuse my ignorance I'm just interested in how it works
The flowmeter tube indicates the amount of CO2 flowing into the tank, ranging from 1 liter/minute to 25 liters/minute. The little steel ball will indicate the flow rate.
At the moment we sell the regulator separate or as a complete unit
so that number 5 means 5l per minute?
Yes, if you look on the side of the tube it states, Carbon Dioxide l/min 20C
Wow!! That flow is really high!! Sure this is suited for Aquarium use?
Assume a bubble is roughly 1ml.... I supply CO2 at a rate of 4bps. That means 240 ml per minute.....
That flow meter is def. not suited for Aquarium use....
My honest opinion....
hmmm, does this mean that we don't have to use a bubble counter anymore? what is 1 BPS equavaent to in l/min?
Isn't 1l per minute quite a bit for a fish tank?? I'm running at 2 bubbles per second on my 180l tank. Call it 120 bubbles a minute
Hey, ....my biggest tank is just over 500l.
My pool is about the right size for this flow meter, and it is green too, ...but I have no plants in there (not yet), just frogs ....
Guys, this is simply a welders flowmeter with added solenoid.
@David Parker, how much you selling this kit for?
I like the kit, just not the flow meter.. 1l is alot per minute.. but I am sure that it can be sold without that piece, right?
Can you make the units, like put them together, to from one bottle provide CO2 to more than one tank?
Agree the flow meter part is irrelevant, keen to understand the rest of the product - what solenoid are they using VA rating please and maybe duty cycle indication if available.
Needle valve - what is the lowest pbs one can set with ease.
Like the look of 100-25FL-AR more ...
don't suppose we can get a price list for all the regulators and doubt they are open on Saturdays.
The flow-meter has to have the tube fitted or it will not work.
You will be able to purchase these units from Sam's Aquarium in Cape Town, within the next two weeks.
The Flow meter is the same as the 100-25fl-Ar, just with a Solenoid valve fitted.
We also stock the 100-25fl-Ar if you are interested.
Our web site is www.igs.org.za
Oh dear. That explains why nobody got an answer on the price.
What about the guys from the Northern Subs, or even those from outside CT?
Considering the last post, this was actually not really true, was it?
We haven't got an answer about the 1l per minute situation?
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