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Old 06-04-2010, 06:32 AM   #76
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The 74 gram cartridges are similar to the ones they sell for the ADA cartridges, so besides the threading being a lot smaller than the standard, the cartridge would be smaller than the regulator.

I tried signing up on the beer forum, but you have to pay. Plus it seems like a small store somewhere in Okinawa.

Guess I'll just have to get the two adapters since there should be no problem.

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Old 06-08-2010, 08:32 PM   #77
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Thanks for this. I'm posting here so I can look this guide up for future reference. Quick question: you may have mentioned this, but what kind of diffusor do you use?
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:33 PM   #78
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I currently use a glass diffuser with a ceramic disc in my 2.5 gallon nano.
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:41 PM   #79
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I currently use a glass diffuser with a ceramic disc in my 2.5 gallon nano.
Ok. Do you think a diffuser would work on a larger tank, say a 30 gallon? Or would I need to get a reactor? Thanks.
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:42 PM   #80
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An appropriately sized diffuser would work in a 30 gallon tank, but would still not be as efficient as a reactor.
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:45 PM   #81
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An appropriately sized diffuser would work in a 30 gallon tank, but would still not be as efficient as a reactor.
Gotcha. Thanks for the info. I am still trying to figure if I'm going to switch to pressurized co2, and your article was a big help.
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Old 06-19-2010, 06:37 PM   #82
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Really wish I would have found this guide about 2 months ago when I first dove into pressurized CO2 and ditched the 2 litre. I would have never bought the Red Sea paintball tank kit. I had convinced myself how much better it was due to size and that it would fit better in my setup, but after running to the paintball store every 2-2.5 weeks to refill the 20oz canister, I realize not only was the initial cost of the system ($200 + $40 for the tank) high, but the continued cost is worse.

Another one of those times I was impatient to get a project going and let the LFS talk me into something. Though I did discover that the paintball system regulator will work with 2.5lb+ cylinders, but it isn't the overall best quality regulator.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:50 AM   #83
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great info !!! A++++++++++++
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:58 PM   #84
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PLEASE get someone to sticky this. I have gone back to this write-up numerous times! Thanks sooo much for the great info!
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:10 PM   #85
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PLEASE get someone to sticky this. I have gone back to this write-up numerous times! Thanks sooo much for the great info!
I believe the moderators said that they would not be stickying this, as it is forum policy to not sticky things, in general. It adds to clutter, etc.

I had contacted Kyle to see if it could be added to the Articles database, and he had given the go ahead, but I have not seen it added to the articles section yet. I just figured it was because he was busy, etc.
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Very nice text, everything you need to know about pressure co2. But you forgot check valves, important little thingies in setup
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:35 PM   #87
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Very nice text, everything you need to know about pressure co2. But you forgot check valves, important little thingies in setup
Check valves were listed in the original post.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/eq...d-share.html#8
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:24 PM   #88
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Check valves were listed in the original post.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/eq...d-share.html#8
Aha, i see it, i skipped it. Didnt see it in "Putting it All Together" part so i presumed its not there
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What do you think of this?

http://www.aquariumplants.com/Aquari...ator_p/co2.htm
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:04 AM   #90
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Yeah I'm planning on buying that in a couple of weeks. It seems alright judging from the posts I have read.
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