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Old 11-14-2012, 09:51 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-14-2012, 09:53 PM   #2
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It's basically a DIY CO2 system with a ladder diffuser.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:05 PM   #3
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Think it will really last that long ?
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:38 PM   #4
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:51 PM   #5
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you could make your own diy co2 kit for about a 10th of the cost. and i'm not even joking
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:51 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:07 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:14 PM   #8
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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
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:49 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:15 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:26 AM   #11
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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..
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:26 AM   #12
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Used one on a 20L, for a few years. I never used the packets. Just used my own mix. Seemed to work fine.
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I remeber using this when I first started planted tanks.
Just a fancy DIY co2.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:33 AM   #14
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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
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:23 PM   #15
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Have you seen the following thread in the FAQ section? It's titled: "WANTED: Your best Hagen CO2 recipes!"
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