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11-15-2012 11:23 PM
clang Have you seen the following thread in the FAQ section? It's titled: "WANTED: Your best Hagen CO2 recipes!"
11-15-2012 03:33 AM
drewsuf82 wow I didn't expect so many replies

if It was on clearance for $3 I would of picked it up but for $40 I think I'll let it sit there

I was kind of sad, my ulterior motive for going in was to try to offer the manager a price on an acrylic tank that had been sitting back there on markdown for forever, I was going to offer $40 for it but it was gone...which is prob for the best I would of been in trouble lol
11-15-2012 03:29 AM
h4n I remeber using this when I first started planted tanks.
Just a fancy DIY co2.
11-15-2012 03:26 AM
daffyfish Used one on a 20L, for a few years. I never used the packets. Just used my own mix. Seemed to work fine.
11-15-2012 02:26 AM
jstehman I bought this system when it was on clearance for $3. It worked great in my 10g. But then the DIY mixture got old after about a month and I went pressurized.

The ladder worked well. My only surface agitation was from a sponge filter airstone..
11-15-2012 02:15 AM
DanSanDiego I have used this also. I bought it because I wanted to get a feel of what I was doing before making my own system. I used the packages that came with the kit, then I used recipes found online. One thing though, do not buy it from Petco. It is SOOOO much cheaper at Amazon. Right now its $23.18. Just the ladder is $16.75. I thought buying the whole thing was less expensive.
11-15-2012 01:49 AM
MartyMA I have this exact CO2 setup on my 20g. It works perfectly fine. I did replace the diffuser ladder with a glass diffuser. The glass diffuser produces finer bubbles. In reality, you are paying for a very sturdy heavy plastic container and proper CO2 tubing. I do not use the packets but instead mix my own yeast - baking soda - sugar - water mixture. It does not last for three months. Closer to one week, sometimes two. I am not interested too much in DIY projects so this was perfect for my modest set up.
11-15-2012 12:14 AM
drewsuf82 I just couldn't get over the price either....

Have you seen those "disposable" co2 kits wow they are crazy expensive, you can make a complete paintball setup for the cost of one of those
11-15-2012 12:07 AM
houseofcards I guess if your keeping it in a visible area it looks better than a DIY bottle, but it's really a waste of money. Similiiar to buying replacement filter cartridges for a specific brand of filter when you could just throw a piece of generic filter floss/media in there.
11-14-2012 11:51 PM
howard the ladder works nice tho but keeping it clean is a pain. I used mine with 2L bottles. I have two kits if you wanna buy them pm me.
11-14-2012 11:51 PM
TaDoey you could make your own diy co2 kit for about a 10th of the cost. and i'm not even joking
11-14-2012 11:38 PM
antbug no.
11-14-2012 11:05 PM
drewsuf82 Think it will really last that long ?
11-14-2012 10:53 PM
TexasCichlid It's basically a DIY CO2 system with a ladder diffuser.
11-14-2012 10:51 PM
I've never seen a CO2 kit like this before -- Petco

So I was at petco today grabbing a light bulb for my 10 gallon and I noticed this on the shelf:

It says that it lasts 3 months in a 20 gallon tank and the refill packet sets are 3 for like $10

Has anyone seen this before? Is something like this viable or a sham?

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