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post #31 of 88 (permalink) Old 11-08-2011, 11:33 PM
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Haven't started a full fledged planted tank yet, but I'm slowly switching over from my clown vomit tank to a far more natural looking one.
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post #32 of 88 (permalink) Old 11-12-2011, 12:53 AM
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post #34 of 88 (permalink) Old 11-19-2011, 11:50 PM
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Newbie in Olympia. Set up my first 2.5 gallon planted as a test run before I do a big tank and fail. :P Plan on planting my 40 breeder soon.
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wow, forgot I posted this

Sorry for not replying. Forgot I had posted this. I have some tanks setup now. 55, 20, couple 2's a 10 and a 5. Has anyone tried the paintball CO2 setup in this thread?

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...etup-tons.html
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Hi Peaceofthetropic,

Welcome back! Have you ever attended any of the GSAS meetings?

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post #37 of 88 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Roy,

No I have never attended. What is it like? Do you use CO2 on your tanks?

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Hi Peaceofthetropic,

Welcome back! Have you ever attended any of the GSAS meetings?

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Hi Ken,

Yes, I use CO2 in my 45 and 30 gallon and dose a modified EI method. I use AH Supply CFL DIY fixtures on my tanks.

You just missed the Annual Plant Auction last month; 500 plants from common to really rare including Erios, Syngonanthus, Pogostemon, and a multitude of others. In fall 2011 we had Tom Barr as a speaker, Karen Randall (twice), and next fall Christel Kasselmann!

There is a 'mini-auction' at the end of every meeting with plants and fish provided by GSAS members. Check out GSAS.org when you get a chance.

30 Gallon

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What kind of CO2 setup do you use? I was looking at doing the one talked about in this thread.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...etup-tons.html

I will have to go to one of the meetings sometime. I don't know many plants. Have not been doing tanks to long. I used to be into poison dartfrogs and tropical plants.
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Hi Ken,

I picked up my regulators on Craigslist as well as my tanks. Here is a link I spotted earlier this week; if it is still available it is good deal. Regulator and needle valve, all you will need is a CO2 tank.

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co2

Yeah, I seen that, but I am trying to stay under $50 for a whole setup. That's why I am wanting to go with the paintball setup.
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Hi Ken,

Are you running Nano tanks? Otherwise the cost of repeatedly refilling those paintball cylinders will cost a whole lot more than getting a real regulator. Also, paintball regulators are not known for their reliability. I have one 15# tank, with a splitter and two needle valves and I can run my CO2 24/7 on both tanks for 10 months. If they still have the one they listed on Craigslist maybe they will take a lower offer?

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co2

If it was just a case of buying that regulator, I would probably go for it, but I would have to buy a tank and they are not cheap.
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Hi Ken,

5# Co2 tank is about $70 new; about $50 used.

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