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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-26-2014, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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thinking about going pressurized. please advice

Hi. i am slowly getting sick with each yeast change so i am starting to seek for a pressurized solution. and there raises a bunch of questions. please advise:

1) how offten will i change/refill co2 container? (whats your tank size, your co2 container size and how offten do you change it?)

2) do i need a night switch-off ?

3) what do you think of this
http://www.jbl.de/en/aquatics-freshw...-proflora-u401 for 120eur(~180usd)

or should i go paintball route? im an engineer so diy does not scares me

im so confused right now..

edit:
its 112liter(~29gal) dirted tank

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ok so i went to the local paintball store and bought used 16oz co2 container for 15eur. store dude told refills costs 4eur.
no idea though where to look for a pressure reducer now
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1) A 10 lb CO2 tank lasts about a year for my ~300 gal of tanks.

2) If you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. No need to inject CO2 at night. Get a solenoid and a timer.

3) Not knowing how long either will last on your tanks, you need to do a little analysis of the operating costs. Generally, bigger tanks are better because then you don't have to go and refill as frequently. Throwaway cartridges are bad for many reasons.


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