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NOMO DYI CO2 - Breakin down!

Ok, so I've had some great success with DYI C02 mixes besides the fact that I'm sick of it. I'm going to purchase http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-Inst...5&sr=1-1-spell. Is this all I need to go pro? I'm going to buy a drop checker and a difuser cause I'm sick of using my canister filter and would like to add a little more flow to my tank anyways. Money's still tight. Does anyone have any suggestions for what I should go with?? Or is this good? Many thanks to any advice!

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I'm not a fan of the Milwaukee reg's but if you get it I'd suggest spending another $40 for a good needle valve maybe a Fabco NV-55 from greenleaf would be a nice choice. A entry level 'Pro' rig would be something like this greenleaf model

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You will read various opinions of the Milwaukee regulator on the forums. Some people swear by it, while others hate it and would never use it.

As bradac56 mentioned, getting a better needle valve to replace the stock is what I would recommend if you go with the MA957 (again, others will insist that the stock needle valve is fine).

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The only real problem I've heard repiditly with the stock needle is that it's finnicky so you will have to mess with it from time to time to keep your rate correct. Personaly I'm lazy I'd rather spend my time on my fish and plants so I buy the better hardwear even if I have to peacemill it together.

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As someone who's used a couple of different needle valves, IMO, a good needle valve makes all the difference. It's so much easier to spend a little more on one that you're not having to adjust every day. It makes things easier on you and it's better for the plants, not to mention better and safer for the fish.
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