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Question Gla mini-ss co2 regulator

I am new to the planted tank hobby and was wanting some insight into a regulator. I was looking at the GLA MINI-SS CO2 REGULATOR and was wondering if anyone has had experience in using it? I know that GLA is a trusted/great brand, but I personally have never used a CO2 set up before so I'm not sure what to expect. I only have a 5 gallon (for right now) so I don't need anything too fancy, but I want a good quality regulator.
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I looked into the same reg and I decided to get a GLA Pro and a paintball adapter instead. The GLA Gro is only 20 bucks more and the adapter is about 10 bucks off Amazon. It is made by Aquatek. I would to that instead. Mine has been running for over a year with no issues. If you ever decided to go to a true tank, you would be covered. Make sure to tell GLA that you want an in-line bubble counter, not an attached one. They are happy to do so and for the same price.
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^ +1.

And it is an easier sell due to higher demand if you ever consider upgrade/downgrade/get the hell out of this hobby(don't!)

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I looked into the same reg and I decided to get a GLA Pro and a paintball adapter instead. The GLA Gro is only 20 bucks more and the adapter is about 10 bucks off Amazon. It is made by Aquatek. I would to that instead. Mine has been running for over a year with no issues. If you ever decided to go to a true tank, you would be covered. Make sure to tell GLA that you want an in-line bubble counter, not an attached one. They are happy to do so and for the same price.

Good point. I do see myself getting a larger tank in the somewhat near future given how addicting all this is, so you make a valid argument.
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I have a PRO SS here and a SS mini on order (should be here in a few days). Love the build quality and will never buy anything else.

My SS mini will come with the large bubble counter attached to the solenoid because I'm not a fan of inline devices hanging onto tubes. I'll report back as soon as it arrives.
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My SS mini will come with the large bubble counter attached to the solenoid because I'm not a fan of inline devices hanging onto tubes. I'll report back as soon as it arrives.
I find I'm always filling the bubble counter on my GLA system as the distilled water evaporates out with time. I honestly don't care for it and really wish I had gone for an external with more water capacity.

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My SS mini will come with the large bubble counter attached to the solenoid because I'm not a fan of inline devices hanging onto tubes. I'll report back as soon as it arrives.
I find I'm always filling the bubble counter on my GLA system as the distilled water evaporates out with time. I honestly don't care for it and really wish I had gone for an external with more water capacity.
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I find I'm always filling the bubble counter on my GLA system as the distilled water evaporates out with time. I honestly don't care for it and really wish I had gone for an external with more water capacity.


How frequently do you have to refill the counter?
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