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stan wolofsky
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Username: dragonboat

Post Number: 1
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 11:06 am:       

I have a 70 gal tank. medium planted.3.5 wpg.i think i need a co2 system.do people have any experience or knowledge of the JBJ vs Milwaukee instruments.what would your preference be thanks stan
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Brad
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Username: brad

Post Number: 1623
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 11:07 am:       

Azoo
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stan wolofsky
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Username: dragonboat

Post Number: 2
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 11:16 am:       

can you please explain .never heard of Azoo thanks stan
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Sully
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Username: sully

Post Number: 8208
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 08:30 am:       

Azoo is a brand of regulator. It is, IMHO, about as good as you can get. easy to use. not problem with tuning it in to get the correct Co2 flow amount. Milwaukee seems to have problems with needle valve. very fussy from what I read from Milwaukee users. Several of whom just shake their heads, take the Milwaukee brand off and get an Azoo. They write the ill spent money off to experience.
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Greg Appel
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Username: jenga9

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Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 - 03:50 pm:       

Sully, you couldn't be more right! I just purchased a Milwaukee setup, and it is impossible to adjust to a consistent flow. The instructions say not to use the needle valve, but to open it all the way and make your adjustments with the main regulator knob. Only use the needle valve if you cannot get the desired flow with the regulator. Take my word for it, it doesnít work either way. It really functions more as an on/off switch. If you think you have the flow right, leave it for half an hour and check it. It will either be completely stopped, or it will (in my case) have filled the reactor to about 75% with co2 at whatever random pressure it has set itself to. On a manual setup, your fish would be floating before you noticed. With a ph controller I get a .2 ph swing because all the co2 that has filled the reactor makes it into the tank even after the controller has turned of the supply. I have read that a lot of regulators are inconsistent below 20 psi , so I set the regulator at 20psi and tried using the needle valve to make adjustments, but had the same results.

So, as a new owner of a Milwaukee system I would say donít waste your money. I have no problems with the ph controller, it seems to work fine. The rest is crap as far as I can tell. I guess if canít get it to work, I too will be going Azoo!
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flyingfish
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Username: flyingfish

Post Number: 163
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 09:07 pm:       

Wow! Good to know. Thank you. You just saved me some money and aggravation.
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