CO2 Mini Regulator - Single Gauge
There are two basic requirements for plants to grow through photosynthesis; nutrients and light. The most important nutrient for plant growth is carbon. Since carbon dioxide (CO2) is abundant in the atmosphere, plants simply draw their carbon directly from CO2 in order to photosynthesize and grow. In an aquarium, CO2 levels are naturally very low and without any supplementation, submerged aquatic plants will not be able to grow properly. When CO2 is a limiting factor, plants cannot fully utilize all the available light to photosynthesize. This can allow algae to grow and compete with the plants for nutrients, further stunting plant growth. By introducing CO2 into the aquarium, plants can achieve healthy growth faster and therefore outcompete algae.
The introduction of carbon into an aquarium is typically achieved by using a pressurized gas tank controlled by a regulator, solenoid and needle valve. Pressurized CO2 is the best way to go for the more advanced hobbyists or for those keeping larger aquariums, 20 gallons or above.
The CO2 regulator is one of the most important aspects of any CO2 system. The pressure in a gas cydlinder can be over 700 psi which is way too high for safe usage in any application. The regulator plays the crucial role of allowing just enough CO2 to dispense safely through the airline tubing, through the diffuser and into your aquarium.
The UNS Mini CO2 Regulator is a single gauge miniature regulator with a built in solenoid.
- High Quality Aluminum Regulator Body
- CGA320 thread connection stem adapter included (fits onto standard US CO2 gas tanks)
- Precision SMC Needle Valve with built in locking mechanism for precise CO2 metering
- Built in solenoid allows you to turn the CO2 supply on and off during photoperiod
- Fits disposable CO2 cartridges
- Adjustable knob allows the ability to adjust working pressure
**Blue paintball CO2 adapter not included
What else do you need to get to supply CO2 to your aquarium?
Output pressure gauge: 0-50 PSI
Pressure relief valve: 51-53 PSI
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Though getting this regulator set up has been a headache of massive magnitude, Buceplant made the whole experience worth while. Due to an unfortunate packaging mistake by the company who distributes this product (UNS), it was listed as compatible with SodaStream co2 canisters. It is not in fact compatible. This is in no way Buceplants fault but that of the company for selling it as so. Buceplant did everything in their power to make it right and after a couple more purchases (a paintball tank adapter and a paintball co2 tank), I now have the unit up and running and am finally happy with it. The experience left me with a bad taste for UNS but in admiration of how far Buceplant will go to make their customers happy.
When it first arrived i was slightly dissapointed as I noticed it would not fit the 45g cartridge that I had (Fluval 45g CO2 set up). Then I looked at the refills I had purchased and it was the perfect fit. I am extremely happy with this product so far. I have been using it for 4 days now and it is working perfectly. This was the only regulator with a solenoid that I could find that would work with a 45g CO2 cartridge. VERY SATISFIED!