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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-13-2016, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Complete CO2 kit suggestions.

I need recommendations on COMPLETE Co2 kits for my planted 29 gal. My LFS only sells the Fluval 88, so if I can't find anything else I'll be buying that. I'd prefer something with a larger canister as the idea of changing a tiny one each month isn't ideal. I'd prefer something under $200. I'd also like to stay away from DIY. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-13-2016, 08:45 PM
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With those limits, I might suggest looking for a used 5 pounds CO2. Locally they run around $50-70 and can be swapped out when you get the tank refilled. Then I might look at the Milwaukee setup as a place to start. Shopping talent, patience, and luck will then determine how much the final figure may be.
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i bought a 20oz paintball canister brand new for $25, filled it up with CO2 somewhere local for $5. Got a mini regulator/solinoid online for $90.
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aquarium has the Milwaukee regulator for $80 has 5 lb CO2 tanks for $53 plus another $10-$15 for shipping
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Drs. Foster and smith has a basic co2 setup. I bought it and made a DIY reactor and it hasnt failed me yet. For some reason all the places near me sell co2 tanks for like $100 except for a welding store, and I can't figure out why.

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