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Old 02-19-2013, 10:31 PM   #1
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OK what do I need and where can I get a CO2 setup


So the DIY setup is not cutting it I need a pressurized setup so where can I get one and what do I need.

I have a 29gal so what do you think.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:41 PM   #2
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Find an Airgas or similar type of company that you can buy a tank from.

A good start to the co2 word would just to buy a milwaukee regulator off amazon. You also need tubing obviously and a diffusion.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:02 PM   #3
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There are several good posts on here explaining in grueling detail how to setup a pressurized CO2 system. This is the one I plan to use:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=115850
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Ok I would like a setup that cycles on and off as I will not be around all the time to turn it on and off.
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Ok I would like a setup that cycles on and off as I will not be around all the time to turn it on and off.
A solenoid to your setup would allow you to put a pressurized CO2 system onto a timer, allowing automatic on/off cycles.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:21 AM   #6
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Contact Bettatail, he will sell you a good regulator and show you exactly what you need for the setup.
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What plants are you using that are not cutting with DIY CO2?

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Contact Bettatail, he will sell you a good regulator and show you exactly what you need for the setup.
I contacted him and after one email exchange, I never heard back from the guy.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:51 PM   #10
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So the DIY setup is not cutting it I need a pressurized setup so where can I get one and what do I need.

I have a 29gal so what do you think.
This has been answered ad naseum on the forum. All you have to do is search.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:56 PM   #11
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empty tank in walmart is $19.98 Co2 20oz tank and refill is $3.99 in Dicks store...
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:12 AM   #12
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I contacted him and after one email exchange, I never heard back from the guy.

too busy, and I can only build co2 system on my spare time, for three weeks now haven't done anything on any co2 system.
it is a headache when I can sit down and login in to TPT, too many pms and questions need to be replied, want to help fellow hobbyists but need more time.

and for any newbies, please make sure you know how to search TPT, it is a treasure box, and make sure you read enough, or I will end up answering the same questions again and again.
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