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Old 02-06-2014, 11:26 AM   #256
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Ok Thnk u

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Old 02-09-2014, 02:08 AM   #257
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Thank you for this write up! This helped answer a lot of the questions I had regarding pressurized co2.
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Old 03-28-2014, 04:02 PM   #258
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Such an excellent write up. Thanks so much!

I had a question regarding a reactor, are these necessary? Because I didn't see you mentioned anything about them in your post and almost everyone seems to have them..
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Old 03-28-2014, 04:03 PM   #259
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Such an excellent write up. Thanks so much!

I had a question regarding a reactor, are these necessary? Because I didn't see you mentioned anything about them in your post and almost everyone seems to have them..
Necessary, no. But they help with CO2 diffusion. Usually, you will want some method of CO2 diffusion, whether it be a reactor, a glass diffuser with a ceramic disc, an inline atomizer, etc.

A reactor is usually inline, so does not take up real estate with the aquarium, and furthermore is generally very efficient at dissolving CO2.
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Necessary, no. But they help with CO2 diffusion. Usually, you will want some method of CO2 diffusion, whether it be a reactor, a glass diffuser with a ceramic disc, an inline atomizer, etc.

A reactor is usually inline, so does not take up real estate with the aquarium, and furthermore is generally very efficient at dissolving CO2.
Thank you for the quick response Darkblade!

I will continue using a glass diffuser and see how it goes.
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:25 AM   #261
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I know it has been a while since you created this post, four years and some change. But I wanted to let you know that it is still helping people.

So, thank you once again!

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Old 05-25-2014, 09:34 PM   #262
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Hey Anthony,

Just wanted to say thanks for a great primer. I've been dosing with Flourish Excel, but am thinking about making the jump to c02.

Out of curiosity, can you give me some idea of your total investment in a system such as you've outlined?

Thanks in advance!

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Out of curiosity, can you give me some idea of your total investment in a system such as you've outlined?
It really depends on whether or not you are patient enough to go bargain hunting.

I managed to build my entire system for less than 200 USD (including CO2 cylinder).
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Thanks very much! The quest begins!
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