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« on: January 13, 2017, 06:21:35 PM »

The OVAS Executive invites you come out to the first meeting of 2017.  The meeting will take place on Monday, January 30th at Tom Brown Arena at 7:00 PM.  Tom Brown Arena has plenty of free parking and is close to the OC Transpo transit routes.

The meeting is open to club and non-club members so all is welcome.

We will start off with regular OVAS Club business and then follow up with a presentation from OVAS Club Member, Charlie.  Charlie will be giving a presentation on How to Build a CO2 Regulator for planted tanks.  The presentation will be in two parts.

Part 1 - An explanation as to why we do it, sources for parts with slides etc.
Part 2 - Hands on build by Charlie

Here are some of his past threads on the subject.

Build your own co2 2 stage regulator
Any & everything CO2 regulator DIY build
2 Stage C0 2 reg. build

In addition, anyone who has any aquarium related items to sell or give away are encouraged to bring them to the meeting.

Hope to see you on Monday, January 30th.

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2017, 08:15:28 AM »

Yoo hoo! I'm in!
Great topic!
I encourage anyone who wants to keep plants in their aquarium to attend. Errol is very knowledgable and can answer your plant-related and aquascaping questions - and obviously you will get to learn more about CO2 set-ups.

Thanks to Sid for organizing this, and thanks to Errol for accepting the opportunity to present.

Looking forward to the presentation and to seeing the "gang" again!
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 08:41:13 AM »

Thanks Andre.
The single most deterrent for hobbyist acquiring a pressurized CO2 set up is start up Cost
I will attempt to demonstrate one possibly way of getting into entry level pressurized  CO2 at a fair cos,t competitive prices to the commercial entry level equipment with a better quality from locally sourced equipment.
If all goes well with  sourcing the equipment, i will consider raffling or selling this rig......stay tuned
I will also do a High end 2 stage unit all tricked out   Wink
Hope to see many of the planted aquarium hobbyist - from the beginner to the advanced.
Regards Errol
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2017, 07:47:33 PM »

Just a reminder that this months meeting is not on its regular fourth Monday of the month, it's the fifth Monday.

If you know anyone that doesn't visit the forum/site much, please let them know.
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2017, 12:11:26 PM »

Update - i have been able to source locally, a used Micromatic single stage regulator( they are several available - details at the meeting)
http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/regulator/double/premium_double_gauge_beer_co2_regulator.shtml
A gently used Clippard solenoid Free  Wink
A new SMC control valve like the ones ADA & CO2 ART uses
This will the project build and up for sale at a bargain price - bring cash  Grin
On a secondary build will be a 2 stage with bells and whistles and bling too   Smiley( my personal keeper)
Lots of info will be available, see you on Monday.
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2017, 10:27:17 PM »

Looking forward to it!! Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2017, 05:55:26 PM »

For those of you who are interested, the OVAS Executive is taking charlie out for supper before the meeting this coming Monday.  They will meet at the Boston Pizza location at 1640 Carling Avenue from 5:00 to 5:15 pm.  It's between the Mazda dealership and the Canadian Tire.  There is parking in the rear of the Boston Pizza and can be accessed two ways, from Carling Avenue and through the CT parking lot from Clyde Avenue.  





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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2017, 09:57:11 PM »

Count me in.
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2017, 05:19:29 PM »

I'll be there! I work until 5 but will be heading right there.
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2017, 04:39:31 PM »

Any interest in orange/orange rili shrimp? Can bag a half-dozen for the meeting.
Will also be bringing mosses and salvinia
& some equipment Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2017, 06:03:21 AM »

Very informative presentation and demonstration. Now I know how I blew my last regulator!
I'll be building a new one in the near future.
Thanks Errol!

And good to see some familiar faces again.  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2017, 08:39:55 AM »

Very informative presentation and demonstration. Now I know how I blew my last regulator!
I'll be building a new one in the near future.
Thanks Errol!

And good to see some familiar faces again.  Grin
Pleasure is mine.
I was impressed to see some new faces and old ones as i have not been able to attend much meetings.
I was especially thrilled to see the two young men with an avid interest in planted aquariums, Kudos to you guys!!
Thanks to those who came out and thanks to the Exec. for having me.
Regards
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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2017, 12:22:43 PM »

On another note , There was a member at the meeting last night that expressed an interest in acquiring the single Micromatic , that was put together at the presentation at a later date .
If you are reading this please contact me
Regards
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« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2017, 02:08:26 PM »

For the benefit of the members who were a bit petrified on hooking up their regulators, this video illustrates what i was explaining at the meeting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me74HsQuRHw
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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2017, 08:26:42 AM »

As promised at the meeting, here are some helpful links locally & abroad that parts can be sourced from for a DIY project.
This is the single stage that was put together at the meeting, it`s simple,cost effective & reliable. It is a unit that will meet the needs of entry level & experienced planted tank hobbyist on a budget
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Locally available industrial single stage regulators
Cornelious ,Taprite and Micromtic 2 gauge primary co2 regulators Used & New.
Capital Draught Beer services
Mike -613 277 4682
Brass fittings , mainly 90 deg elbows ( 1/8 npt Male to female, Male to male), Reducing bushing and nipples(1/4 - 1/8 NPT), 1/8 npt hex nipples.
http://www.ottawafastenersupply.com/
Needle valves
Fabco NV 55-18
Trevor Dann
Sempress Canada Inc.
9-3250 Ridgeway Drive
Mississauga, Ontario, L5L 5Y6
Phone: 905-606-2324
$40.00 +shipping

SMC Speed Control
AS2201F-N01-07S – 12.30 ea
BDI Canada
2635 Blackwell St, Ottawa, ON K1B 4E4
613-746-5666
Solenoids
Fabco 3853 Directional Control Valve
see above for Sempress  contact info.

CO2 art 12 volt solenoid
https://www.co2art.co.uk/collections/co2-solenoids/products/co2-solenoid-valve-for-planted-aquariums.
This vendor is a one stop shop and i favor their clippard 12 /24 volt mouse solenoid with manifold for 35 USD
Unfortunately they have stopped shipping to Canada.
 http://www.diyco2regulator.com/clippard-mouse-solenoid-with-manifold

It`s advisable if you are going to order any part that involves shipping cost, to perhaps try to get a group order to help defray that cost.
I`m willing to help anyone desirous of attempting this project.
Kind regards
 

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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2017, 08:29:35 AM »

Here is a completed 2 stage as talked bout I ended up sending out to Vancouver.Note the bubble counter mounted to the fabco needle valve, as mentioned at the meeting , it is not my preferred  option but the person that it went to requested it.

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