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  1. James M
    04-11-2016 11:29 PM - permalink
    James M
    Hey Alan,

    Looks like you're from my old stomping grounds down in the Bay Area
    I'm researching options for a regulator for my first
    go at injecting Co2. Been keeping marine and freshwater tanks for many years, recently been doing the Walstad thing, ready to move on.

    My tank is 39 gallons, looking at a 5lb Co2 tank.
    I want something simple and reliable, but you can let me know what you recommend.
    I can be reached here obviously if you preferre, but also at

    Any help, info, insight appreciated.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

  2. GBelcher
    04-11-2016 06:21 PM - permalink
    Alan, you seem to be the go to person for custom CO2 regulators. I was possibly interested in having one built for me. I have a 40 gallon breeder but may be upgrading to a slightly larger tank in the next few months. I already have a 5 lb CO2 cylinder. My regulator went to crap within a year, but I guess I get what I pay for. I was curious what is a rough cost of having you put one together for me that would work with a pH monitor? Also, just the basic details of how it works, payments, timing to complete a project, ect. From the post below it seems like you stay pretty busy so I appreciate you taking the time with helping me with this.

  3. steveo
    04-04-2016 11:22 PM - permalink
    I would possibly interested in purchasing a C02 regulator from you. What do I need to do to get additional information? Thanks!
  4. steveo
    03-24-2016 09:11 PM - permalink
  5. Fatcows
    03-03-2016 11:51 PM - permalink
    Hello Alan,

    My name is David. I have some experience with low tech planted tanks and I decided to start a new project since I have a income now. I am currently planning a 27 gallon (36" x 12" x 12") planted tank. I am actually looking for regulators, but the regulators I was looking at at GLA are very expensive. I am trying to find a good regular for my 5lb co2 tank. Although I can afford $200 on a co2 regulator, I am aiming for a good quality one under $100. I been looking through the forums and saw you make very good custom regulators. Could I also receive a price quote and how the process (shipping + money) is done. Thank you.

    I really appreciate any advice and help you provide.

  6. steveo
    02-14-2016 12:47 AM - permalink
    What do you use to diffuse your CO2? I respect your opinion. Thanks!
  7. Saigon
    01-16-2016 05:51 PM - permalink
    Hello sir,

    I'm totally a novice at CO2, and I heard good review about you on this forum. Can you help me build a CO2 system? What's usually the average cost for the system?

    Thank you.

  8. STAN K.
    12-12-2015 02:25 PM - permalink
    STAN K.
    Thank you Alan for Co2 regulator you build for me. I am also very thankful for your patience with witch you answer all my questions. You are a pleasure to deal with.
    Best regards.

    Stanley Khorosh....
  9. Jcdelaroche
    08-26-2015 02:24 AM - permalink
    Depth of substrate is one inch in the front sloping to 4" in the back
  10. Jcdelaroche
    08-26-2015 02:21 AM - permalink
    Thank you so much for answering. I have Black Seachem fluorite sand for the first 3 inches in the front then towards the back regular black Seachem fluorite. It's been set up for 4 or 5 months, when I set it up I put about 12 teaspoons of osmocote plus underneath the substrate. I will change the RGB and white to that number, so blue is zero right? I will put the surface skimmer on a timer. I add 6 ppm of kno3 ,2 ppm kh2po4 and 2ppm of mgso4 and a little extra k 3ppm every other day. Traces are Csm+b 0.33 ppm every other day.
    I change 50% of water everyweek, don't skip dosing or WC. I have a sera 1000 reactor on one canister and an inline atomic diffuser on the other canister. Ph drops in less than one hour. I have miller microplex, flourish traces,iron gluconate powder, Seachem iron, DTPA and last month I bought EDDHA... Maybe the skimmer is combining with the oxygen it pulls in and oxidizing the iron? Thanks again for your help.

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