The Planted Tank Forum - View Single Post - BruinHD's 10G Derimmed Iwagumi
View Single Post
post #14 of (permalink) Old 01-21-2012, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 118
Someone pm'd me about my CO2 setup so here's the breakdown of how I made it:

16oz Paintball Tank - $16 on Amazon
ASA Paintball CO2 Adapter Remote On/Off - $8 on ebay
Needle valve adapter - $3 at Home Depot
Teflon Tape - $0.60 at Home Depot
Mr Aqua glass bubble counter - $16 at Lotus Aquarium
Up-Aqua glass diffuser - $4 at Lotus Aquarium

Total: $47.60 including taxes.

The glass bubble counter was the ultimate I DON'T REALLY NEED THIS...but I dislike the way tubing turns white in tank after a small period of time and looks ugly. And I liked the way the Mr Aqua bubble counter sends a glass arm down into the tank to the diffuser.

It costs me $4 to fill the paintball tank and it's not even close to empty yet after 3 weeks. People on this forum say it lasts approx 3-6 months depending how you use it. I started out at 2bpm, but now I do 4bpm because I love seeing the results.

This was my old setup but it gave me too many leaking issues so I disassembled it. The new setup is cheaper, much more practical, and has had no leak issues. It just isn't as sexy.

bruinhd is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome