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Re: CO2 System


I have tried to do a bunch of research online on the topic and the stuff out there is really confusing.  I was in the market to set up my own system and really had a hard time deciding what to do.  There are a couple of good sites out there that I found, namely:

http://www.wcf.com/  Dave Gomberg sells a complete system where all you need is the tank
http://www.geocities.com/bwe407/poll_nn4.html   This page shows the results of a poll of what systems various people use
http://www.csd.net/~cgadd/aqua/diy_co2rig.htm   Chuck Gadd has some good descriptions of a build it yourself system
http://www.geocities.com/nguyenhg/    A similar page by Hoa Nguyen

One of the things that I found most frustrating was I could never find a "layman's" description of the difference between a high pressure and a low pressure system, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each.  The only real difference that I can see between the two kinds is that the high pressure system does not use a needle valve (used to regulate the amount of flow of CO2 into the aquarium) and the low pressure system does.  I ended up getting one of Dave Gomberg's systems b/c all the parts came in one kit.  I really felt like I was looking around in the dark for individual parts.  The reviews of Dave's systems seemed to be good on the poll page.

Hope that helps somewhat.

> Catalin Dobrescu wrote:
> >
> > I am also looking for a CO2 system.  Do you know
> > of anyone selling on second-hand?
> > Or do you have any suggestions regarding
> > a cheaper way to acquire one?
> snipped


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