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Choosing a pre-made diy co2 system.

Hey guys, I'm looking into buying a pre-made diy type co2 setup. Everything included. Budget will be about $35 total. If you had about that much what would you get and why? I'm not looking to create one myself, just for the best, least or no-hassle setup.
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Diy as in yeast? Or as in a custom regulator and co2 tank? Yeast can definitely cost less than $35 for a while but a diy custom regulator would be $100-$200 at the very minimum and the co2 tank can be $25-$120 depending on size
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$35 would depend on what is included. You should be able to make everything your self including a tom Barr internal reactor for less than that.
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Try a paintball set up. Paintball=Cheap pressurized Co2 here is a youtube link of someone talking about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6APpPex7H-8
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There's a link in my sig for the DIY I did on my 75. You can easily put that together for under 35 bucks.


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ok here's the thing...I don't want to put anything together.. I just want a yeast and sugar setup.... everything pre-made....well-made...for about thirty five or less... diffuser, non-resturn valve...all the features you'd want for yourself except those which are prohibitively expensive/outta range. this is for a 4 gallon tank with medium to high light "this is an eheim aquastyle 4"

I'm planning on growing a monte carlo carpet, hydrocotyle tripartita, rotalla wallichi and rotalla indica... So hopefully the light is bright enough, my' nutrient regimen which is aquasoil, seachem trace, flourish, excel, iron, potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen.. the co2 injection is an attempt at optimising things. I really want the indica and wallichi to be as pink as possible
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This is essentially the same thing as a DIY yeast setup:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...m?pcatid=14711

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Ebay has kits that give you everything but the soda bottles and solution to generate co2(yeast and sugar, or as they seem to suggest citric acid and baking soda). As for quality who knows, most of them ship from China.
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http://www.amazon.com/Nutrafin-Natural-System-Activator-Stabilizer/dp/B00026058Y
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