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05-24-2015 05:06 PM
TheColumbiaplantman Thanks Dark, this will help out a lot of people including me. Currently trying to get my Co2 set up for my 29gal.
05-22-2015 07:47 AM
mistersabs Hey man I super appreciate the write up- thanks a lot. Really broke everything down super well and made it easy to understand it.
05-11-2015 01:40 PM
Darkblade48
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Originally Posted by bbfishin View Post
Do you think the ceramic diffuser will be good enough for a 46g or should I just purchase a reactor?
Depending on the size of the ceramic diffuser, it may or may not be enough for your aquarium.
05-10-2015 11:22 PM
bbfishin Thank you for this write up; it really helped. I will use this as a guide to set up my system. I bought the semi-automatic co2 system from DrFoster and Smith. It came with the Azoo regulator, bubble counter, ceramic diffuser, timer, and bubble counter. Hopefully I will be happy with the performance for my 46g bow front. Do you think the ceramic diffuser will be good enough for a 46g or should I just purchase a reactor?
05-07-2015 05:11 AM
Darkblade48
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Originally Posted by Scott Page View Post
This article is excellent - It's just what I was looking for to break things down component by component. Some I already had a handle on as I have been using a 3 bottle cylinder DIY yeast reactor - but to be honest - I'm tired of messing with it every week. I'm also intimidated by the compressed gas = but now I may have the understanding to take the plunge.
Glad that I could help.
05-07-2015 01:35 AM
Scott Page This article is excellent - It's just what I was looking for to break things down component by component. Some I already had a handle on as I have been using a 3 bottle cylinder DIY yeast reactor - but to be honest - I'm tired of messing with it every week. I'm also intimidated by the compressed gas = but now I may have the understanding to take the plunge.
04-20-2015 12:37 PM
Darkblade48
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Originally Posted by Zoomy View Post
That's the problem...I don't yet know enough what would constitute a good deal. All of the regulators and solenoids look the same to me. I don't know from looking at any units if they're a reputable brand or not. Or if there are certain things to avoid, etc. So I start thinking maybe I should just start out with a kit, so that everything is together and meant to work as a system, KWIM? But then I'll kick myself if I could have spent the same amount and ended up with better components... :p
Then it comes down to how much research you want to do yourself

I didn't know much about this at first, and was going to go with a kit myself, but then after doing the research, I managed to build a complete setup, including the CO2 cylinder, for less than $200.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with kits.
04-20-2015 12:09 PM
Zoomy
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Originally Posted by Darkblade48 View Post
Regarding individual components vs. kits, the former will always be cheaper than the latter, especially if you bargain hunt for good deals.
That's the problem...I don't yet know enough what would constitute a good deal. All of the regulators and solenoids look the same to me. I don't know from looking at any units if they're a reputable brand or not. Or if there are certain things to avoid, etc. So I start thinking maybe I should just start out with a kit, so that everything is together and meant to work as a system, KWIM? But then I'll kick myself if I could have spent the same amount and ended up with better components... :p
04-20-2015 11:58 AM
dcutl002
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Glad my guide could be of some help to you.

Regarding individual components vs. kits, the former will always be cheaper than the latter, especially if you bargain hunt for good deals.

There are various companies that make parts that will suit our needs; however, if you are planning to build a setup yourself, you will need to put in the time and effort to do the research to ensure that the parts are correct. With a kit, you are paying a premium for someone else to do that for you.

I always refer to this thread when OPs have CO2 inquiries.


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04-20-2015 11:35 AM
Darkblade48
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Originally Posted by Zoomy View Post
My biggest question, now, is what systems or individual components are people currently recommending? Like most of us, I'd love the best bang for my buck. I should have a decent amount of cash after selling a few things on eBay and CL, but budget is still not unlimited and going high-tech is going to really stretch things to the point that I will have to wait a while to start adding livestock (which I'd want to do until I have a good handle on the plants and ideal C02 levels, anyhow).
Glad my guide could be of some help to you.

Regarding individual components vs. kits, the former will always be cheaper than the latter, especially if you bargain hunt for good deals.

There are various companies that make parts that will suit our needs; however, if you are planning to build a setup yourself, you will need to put in the time and effort to do the research to ensure that the parts are correct. With a kit, you are paying a premium for someone else to do that for you.
04-20-2015 11:21 AM
Zoomy This is wonderful. I had been contemplating starting low-tech with a 50 gallon set-up I'm slowly working to build (I have a couple of pieces of mopani wood soaking, heh, but still at the point where I'm researching and loosely selecting what I'll order in the next month or two). But when I started contemplating how stressful it would be to fish to start low-tech, then go in and add/change plants for higher light output...it just made sense to invest $$ earlier and go high-tech from the start. This thread really has helped demystify things.

My biggest question, now, is what systems or individual components are people currently recommending? Like most of us, I'd love the best bang for my buck. I should have a decent amount of cash after selling a few things on eBay and CL, but budget is still not unlimited and going high-tech is going to really stretch things to the point that I will have to wait a while to start adding livestock (which I'd want to do until I have a good handle on the plants and ideal C02 levels, anyhow).
04-13-2015 02:22 AM
squatingdog Excellent! it answered all of my questions about a pressurized CO2 system!!!!

Bump: Excellent! it answered all of my questions about a pressurized CO2 system!!!!
04-11-2015 10:10 PM
sindy777 I don't know but is it necessary to have an airstone in your tank onvery you've started injecting co2 to feed oxygen to the fish? I don't have many plants.... if so would it only need to be used at night when the plans are also feeding on the oxygen and off in the day? Thanks for your post!!! This was truly amazing work and very helpful!
03-29-2015 08:18 PM
martinlogo I'm a newbie at escaping with knowledge of fish keeping and understanding the chemical cycle. But all this was new for me and took me about 3 months to get all my research together on getting and understanding all the equipment to come along with this new hobby.
Great writing!!
Cheers!!
02-28-2015 01:44 PM
Andrew H Awesome. Just what I was looking for! Thanks!
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