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Re: Some "Carbo-Plus" answers
I am not sure David, if you are considering any other alternatives. I
bought the high pressure CO2 system from Dave Gomberg 1 1/2 years ago for
$70. I bought a 10# CO2 cylinder from the local gas supplier for $65. I was
able to get 10 1/2 months out of the first CO2 tank. It cost me $13 to
exchange my empty cylinder for a full one. I have a 72 gallon AGA bowfront
tank. My only maintanance to the system is once a month I clean the
sintered glass disc in the eheim diffuser. I use about 1 1/2 to 2 bubbles a
second and my plants "pearl" everyday. From a cost perspective this seems to
be the best alternative for larger tanks.
> From: "David Bundy" <bundyd at semantique_com>
> Subject: Re: Some "Carbo-Plus" answers
> If so, how big is too big for Carbo-Plus to be economically viable? 50
gal.? 100 gal? 200 gal.?
> I'm hoping to set up a 60"x24"x24" (~150 gallon?) acrylic tank some time
next year, and I was planning to use a compressed CO2 system, but now I'm
wondering if Carbo-Plus might be an economically viable alternative. As
long as buying new carbon blocks costs less than, say, twice the cost of
refilling gas bottles, I'm willing to consider it.
> FYI: A quick on-line search shows replacement "Carbon Blocks" for sale at
$45 apiece and the whole "Carbo-Plus CO2 System" at $279.