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Re: [APD] CO2 systems
Only a couple of things I will add to what Bob said.
Silicone tubing is actually a very poor choice for a CO2 system as it
can lose up to 6% of the CO2 per foot.
Also get a good check valve. The cheap plastic ones just don't cut it
with CO2 systems.
bob alston wrote:
> What I wish I knew about co2?
> I guess the big one was told to me but I didn't
> understand: Get the
> largest co2 tank you can fit!!!
> A co2 fill of a 10# tank is often almost the same if
> not actually the
> same cost as for a 5 pound tank. So measure carefully
> if you are going
> to place it under your tank and get at least a 10#
> tank if you can.
> I just setup another 55 gallon and after looking at
> the various
> all-in-one regulators, I went with the same setup I
> used on my initial
> co2 setup:
> Tap-Rite 742 regulator - from Rapids Wholesale
> Clippard MNV-4k2 needle valve - from Rex Gregg
> Adapter - from Rex Grigg - to connect the clippard
> valve directly to
> the regulator
> Plant Guild co2 reactor (the tall one) from Plant
> Silicon tubing which came with the Plant guild
> A 10# co2 cylinder bought locally with a recent
> inspection date
> (inspection lasts 5 years)
> After my first co2 setup I made it my mission to
> provide co2 information
> to help out others. YOu can see my web site on co2
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