Type of Co2 Refill
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 > Equipment


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-15-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
sAroock
Algae Grower
 
sAroock's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: earth
Posts: 122
Question

Type of Co2 Refill


Hi,

Im about to refill my Co2 cylinder at Chubb ( Its a company that deals with Fire Extinguishers).

I read that for planted tank, you'll need beverage/beer type co2 when refilling. Or is CO2, just CO2? Anywhere is fine.

thanks.
sAroock is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-15-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
robbowal
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
robbowal's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: london UK
Posts: 528
Default

Co2 is just Co2
The beverage one is a higher purity i guess nothing else.
Are you based in the UK by any chance seeing as you mention Chubb.
if you are you can use a plain old Co2 fire extinguisher.
__________________
Canon Pimp Club #003
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." Albert Einstein
"Living in the lap of luxury isn`t bad, except you never know when luxury is going to stand up." Orson Welles
robbowal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2012, 03:05 PM   #3
PlantedRich
Planted Tank Guru
 
PlantedRich's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pflugerville, Tx
Posts: 4,425
Default

For our purposes, there is no difference except price and service. I find in my area the price is quite high at home brew places and they tend to not get it done right. Sometimes over filling and sometimes under. I like the service I've received as well as the price when I took it to a welding supply and exchanged tanks. But then watch for things like them giving you an expired tank in exchange for your good one. One local place did that so I looked for another dealer. Local results may vary!!
PlantedRich is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2012, 04:03 PM   #4
sAroock
Algae Grower
 
sAroock's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: earth
Posts: 122
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by robbowal View Post
Co2 is just Co2
The beverage one is a higher purity i guess nothing else.
Are you based in the UK by any chance seeing as you mention Chubb.
if you are you can use a plain old Co2 fire extinguisher.
Quote:
Originally Posted by PlantedRich View Post
For our purposes, there is no difference except price and service. I find in my area the price is quite high at home brew places and they tend to not get it done right. Sometimes over filling and sometimes under. I like the service I've received as well as the price when I took it to a welding supply and exchanged tanks. But then watch for things like them giving you an expired tank in exchange for your good one. One local place did that so I looked for another dealer. Local results may vary!!
Thanks for the information and advice. I'll go ahead with Chubb. No, Im Australian, i think Chubb is British owned, though its quite big here.
sAroock is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
beer, co2, refill

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 05:34 PM.


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