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Nice detailed write-up, but I think part of the issue here and speaking to what macclellan was referring to is you have a heading titled:

Here are the essential pieces of equipment you will need

I think this should be

Here are the essential COMPONENTS you will need

and you need to add dissolution method to it, since you MUST have a method to dissolve.
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Yes, that's right on. Put the focus on function, many ways to dissolve, etc.
Fixed, and fixed. I hope

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Excellent write up! I am going to put a link on my personal website to this posting for help with Co2, if you do not mind.
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Fixed, and fixed. I hope
Your very first post your list essential components:

1) A CO2 cylinder
2) Regulator
3) Needle valve/metering

but you need a fourth in order for it to flow logically

4) Dissolution method (i.e. diffuser, reactor,etc.)
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Very nice writeup. Thanks for taking the time to do this!

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VERY nicely done man. I just posted an article on our blog about how to use paintball canisters to have a cheap CO2 setup. Despite the price per volume, the nice thing about the paintball setups is that they can fit under your tank more easily than a full sized canister. Having said that, they are definitely a bit pricier. This article is just fantastic, and I think I will definitely link to it in the next few days

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Excellent write up! I am going to put a link on my personal website to this posting for help with Co2, if you do not mind.
Not at all; as long as you link directly here and do not copy and paste it onto your website, I am OK with that.

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Your very first post your list essential components:

1) A CO2 cylinder
2) Regulator
3) Needle valve/metering

but you need a fourth in order for it to flow logically

4) Dissolution method (i.e. diffuser, reactor,etc.)
Is there any way that I can insert a post in between posts?

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This article is just fantastic, and I think I will definitely link to it in the next few days
Again, as long as you link to this thread and do not copy and paste, then I am fine with that.

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Not at all; as long as you link directly here and do not copy and paste it onto your website, I am OK with that.


Is there any way that I can insert a post in between posts?


Again, as long as you link to this thread and do not copy and paste, then I am fine with that.
I planned to link it directly here. Once again, great writeup!
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Thank you, this is some good reading.
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Hey, thanks for posting this. I just had one question. I cant find one "ideal" needle valve on ebay but I can find a bunch of swageloks. Can you give me some swagelok model numbers that work for your average 1/8" NPT connection and a good price to look for? Thanks.

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Hey, thanks for posting this. I just had one question. I cant find one "ideal" needle valve on ebay but I can find a bunch of swageloks. Can you give me some swagelok model numbers that work for your average 1/8" NPT connection and a good price to look for? Thanks.
The "Ideal" needle valve is actually the company name (not the adjective )

For Swagelok, many of the low flow and some of the medium flow metering valves (check out their website for a list of part numbers) will work for our purposes.

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lol, yeah I know
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I just bought this needle valve off ebay. I've heard good things about it; like to get your opinion. Great write up on co2.

STAINLESS PARKER METERING VALVE 2F-H3L-V-SS-TC 1/8"

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You should remove the eBay link in your post, as they are not allowed.

As for the metering valve you linked to, I have not had experience with this Parker needle valve, but it seems very expensive, and excessive for our needs (fluorocarbon rubber seals? Do you plan to be injecting something corrosive into your aquarium?)

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This is one great article!

I do have a suggestion.

For the methods of CO2 diffusion, a more elaborate introduction and step-by-step guide to the inline CO2 reactors would indefinitely help beginners. All the other methods of diffusion are pretty much self explanatory, but those reactors confused me to no end when I first heard about them, in terms of how to build them and where to buy them etc.
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For the methods of CO2 diffusion, a more elaborate introduction and step-by-step guide to the inline CO2 reactors would indefinitely help beginners.
I can try to elaborate more on the inline CO2 diffusers.

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All the other methods of diffusion are pretty much self explanatory, but those reactors confused me to no end when I first heard about them, in terms of how to build them and where to buy them etc.
How to build them and where to buy them may be beyond the scope of this article. There are lots of good links, however, that I might just link to in my article.

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