Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Chicago, IL / Philadelphia, PA
Just get a paintball canister, a regulator from beveragefactory.com, a needle valve, and a paintball tank adapter for the regulator. It is more expensive to start, but in a short amount of time you will save money over the cost of diy materials, time, mistakes, algae covered plants, sugar, and yeast. I know because I tried to cheap out for a while, but that is just not the way to do things cost effectively; Especially in this hobby. Save your money and bite the bullet, you will save the money in the long-run if you are sure you are going to keep planted aquariums for awhile. If you decide to move into the reef scene later on the pressurized CO2 can be used there too.