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Re: [APD] CO2 System
To this, jsut for the record, I would add something to get
the CO2 into the water, whether it be a reactor (mixing
chamber -- you can make an internal-to-aquarium one out of
the sleeve of a gravel vacuum) or piping the CO2 into the
intake of a canister filter or powerhead, etc.
--- Louis Lin <lhclin at tickquest_com> wrote:
> Joshua L. Wiegert wrote:
> > I have a spare 55-gallon, and am considering "taking
> the plunge" and going
> > with a pressurised CO2 system. The trouble is, I don't
> know what to buy.
> > : ) I've seen, for about 80-bucks a "complete system,"
> just add tank. I've
> > also seen ones for 400$. I don't know what components
> are neccessary, what
> > ones are pretty much neccessary, and what ones are just
> bells and whistles.
> > I've also heard that one can purchase CO2 components on
> Ebay for other uses,
> > put them together, and go .. but, again, I don't know
> what I need.
> > And I'm having a heck of a time finding a resource on
> the net.. everything I
> > look up seems to just say, "This is why you want to buy
> OUR system...". Can
> > anyone point me towards a websource on DIY CO2 (other
> than a yeast setup! :)
> You need a CO2 tank, regulator and needle valve.
> Everything else
> (solenoid, bubble counter, diffuser/reactor) is optional.
> Louis Lin
> TickQuest inc www.tickquest.com
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