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Re: [APD] C02 carbo plus vs Red Sea
>>Has anyone here had any experience with Carbo-Plus
Red Sea's CO2 System
Carbo plus has been around for about ten years now. I 'm surprised it is
still being sold, I didn't think anyone was still using it. Nobody talks
about it any more. Its made in Germany, and imported here. Its very costly,
the refills are very costly, and it has severe limitations. You have to
have hard water in order for it to make C02. The life of the blocks varies
greatly from 30 to 90 days, and it is really most effective in small
aquariums... 30 gallon max. and even then the most C02 you can expect to get
is 10 to 15ppm.
The Red Sea system is a pressurized gas regulator for either standard C02
canisters or paintball C02 canisters, and includes a powerhead to "spray"
the C02 bubbles across the tank. Both regulators come with an inline needle
valve. Its the same regulator, but with different fittings for the paintball
Using a refillable paintball canister is a new idea that has some
attractive points to it. You can buy them most any where now, even Walmart.
Its easy to hook up, safe, and takes up very little space. Its very
portable. Refills are about five dollars or less. The larger size ones last
anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks. Standard C02 canisters 5, 10, or 20 pounds, are
much more cost effective in the long run than a 22 ounce, but requires a lot
more money to be laid out in the begining. Standards are 60 to 120 dollars,
15 to 20 dollars for refills, paintball canisters are around 10 to 15
dollars and five dollars for refills.
I have a Taiwan version of the Red Sea paintball regulator for a third of
Robert Paul Hudson
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