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CO2 Injector?

I am looking for a really low cost CO2 injector system to get CO2 into my 10 gallon. Right now I use API CO2 but I don't like having to add this to the tank each day. I want it to more autonomous. Any help would be great, since I am new at this.
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Carbon dioxide injection : not low tech. Should take your q to equipment or DIY subforum.
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With CO2, i do not reccommend cheap as you'll be adjusting cheap setups daily and its even less fun that dosing everyday. Just go low tech if you want least maintenance.
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Carbon dioxide injection : not low tech. Should take your q to equipment or DIY subforum.
Sorry. I am just learning all this and I assumed since I did not want to get a fancy high tech thing, it would be low tech. Feel free to delete this thread if it is in the wrong place.
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If you want something really cheap you could buy the cheapest smallest hang on back filter and run your lines into the intake tube and let the impeller chop larger bubbles it into tiny bubbles and distribute it back into the tank. I've done this with DIY co2, it works pretty well.

I used to have fish tanks. Now I have plant tanks.
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CO2 Injector?

When it comes with Co2 equipment this is the one you don't want to be cheep in. When you buy Co2 equipment you'll have to spend a lot of money to begin with but it's worth it in a long run. You probably can use a paint ball tank on your 10G. But if I where u I would get the regular 320 co2 regulator with 5 lb tank coz its cheep to refill those tanks and will last you several months and save you time and money refilling it compared to a paint ball tanks.
We have several members here that makes regulator for you on your budget Oldpunk is one of them, he's good and knows all stuff about regulators. Also you can go buy it at Green leaf aquariums.
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With CO2, i do not reccommend cheap as you'll be adjusting cheap setups daily and its even less fun that dosing everyday. Just go low tech if you want least maintenance.


I disagree, I have been using DIY CO2 for some time now in a 25 gal. It would be fair to say you have to reset every 2 weeks to gain optimal CO2 however
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