Paintball co2
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > DIY


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-15-2013, 05:13 AM   #1
Subtletanks91
Wannabe Guru
 
Subtletanks91's Avatar
 
PTrader: (26/100%)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Redwood city, ca
Posts: 1,789
Default

Paintball co2


Hey guys, right now I'm looking at amazon for some co2 stuff to throw together that's cheap in price but very sturdy and won't leak.
I'm looking at the following, if you have it, or know of something better that will work and is cheap please let me know. Also let me know what you guys use as a diffuser, I really would like a glass one but am clueless on brands..

-up aqua simple regulater
-aquatek co2 paintball tank cga320 adaptor
-empire 20oz paintball tank.


How long will this tank last as well in a 55 gallon tank,
Again I'm looking the cheap route but in the long run the sturdiest equipment, as always with diy right??? Hahaha
Thank you
__________________
55g planted~~~Fluval spec 2.6g~~~10g shrimp
Subtletanks91 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-15-2013, 05:47 AM   #2
Subtletanks91
Wannabe Guru
 
Subtletanks91's Avatar
 
PTrader: (26/100%)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Redwood city, ca
Posts: 1,789
Default

Anyone?
__________________
55g planted~~~Fluval spec 2.6g~~~10g shrimp
Subtletanks91 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-15-2013, 12:29 PM   #3
Darkblade48
Moderator
 
Darkblade48's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 8,721
Default

For a 55 gallon aquarium, I would not recommend that you go with paintball CO2, and instead, get a larger (i.e. 5 or 10 pound) CO2 cylinder instead.

This is mainly because you will end up running through paintball cylinders relatively quickly. The cost for CO2 refills generally does not differ very much for larger cylinders, so in the end, it is more economical to get a larger cylinder.

For regulators, I usually recommend people assemble them from parts off eBay, since it can be cheaper (especially if you bargain hunt). For more information regarding that route, take a look at my Primer to Pressurized CO2 (linked in my signature below).

For diffusers, are you specifically looking for an in-aquarium one? ADA, Do Aqua, GLA all sell nice diffusers, but I find them on the expensive side. I have been using some cheap no-name one that I got overseas, and it has been working fine.

If you have a canister filter, you could also consider inline and/or (DIY) CO2 reactors, so that less equipment is inside your aquarium.
__________________
Anthony

A Primer to Pressurized CO2 and A Primer to Planted Tanks
Eheim Pimp #362 - Eheim 2213 x2, Eheim 2028, Eheim 2217, Eheim surface skimmer and Eheim autofeeder.
Victor Pimp #33 - HPT272-125-350-4M
Darkblade48 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012