Suck it up! Buy quality, cry once. Buy junk, cry forever. (Not that I'm calling anything junk. Just a saying). Time is my issue. Don't want to spend extra time setting up, tweaking, monitoring or repairing. GLA system covers it all. Quick set up, the 10 gal co2 tank lasts a long time, electronic ph monitor shuts off the system at your predetermined ph level. Double regulator and needle valve allow for minute adjustments with a turn of the knob. Once set up, it takes ZERO of my time.