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Re: CO2 poll

> 1)Describe your CO2 setup.

Low pressure. Single stage, dual gauge regulator (output pressure set at
about 15psi) I got at a local gas supply company.
A 5# tank. 
A nupro B-4mg2 needle valve.

> 2)What valve do you use (company name, part number, etc.)?

Don't know the regulator name.

> 3)How long have you been using this type of setup?

5 years. I change the tank every 10 months, when pressure drops to 500psi.
(I have a 2 week window to change the tank)

> 4)Have you experienced any problems with this setup?

Nope. I check the gauges, pH, kH regularly, but in 5 years I've never had
any surprises.

> 5)If you could change something(s) about your current setup, what would it
> be?

I would go to the m3 site and buy the whole setup (no solenoid) at one
place. It was a real hassle going around to companies explaining my

> 6)What cV flow rates do you use?

Don't know and don't care. I run about 1 bubble every 3 seconds into the
intake tube of my Rainbow lifegard modular pump and filter setup.

Note for newbies: 
5 years ago I was scratching my head trying to do this CO2 thing. At the
time their were no inexpensive (relatively speaking) "all in one options"
available. Now there are. Back then George Booth helped me out quite a bit.
I've been enjoying planted tanks ever since.

Augustine Rodriguez
Rice Lake, WI USA