Pressurized CO2 for 55 Gallon Tank - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-25-2015, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Arcadia, CA
Posts: 149
Pressurized CO2 for 55 Gallon Tank

I've grown tired of my plants not thriving, and have decided to pursue pressurized CO2.



I want to use this type of 20 oz tank.

I guess my question is... I need help figuring out everything else I need. I know you need a gauge to control how much goes out, and another to use as a timer. And then a diffuser? Do they need adaptors or anything between them? I don't know the names for all these things. I want to design a build that is simple, cost-efficient, and dependable. I'm sure there's someone out there who's done this before, so I'd really appreciate any input and suggestions.

Thank you!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MassiveDynamic17 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-25-2015, 05:06 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Denver
Posts: 79
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=107312

With a 55g tank you'll probably want to go a lot large on the CO2 tank. I use a 15lb tank. Fill it up once a year for $15.

Last edited by evaninspace; 06-25-2015 at 05:07 PM. Reason: tank size
evaninspace is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-25-2015, 07:10 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
philipraposo1982's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,020
I would agree, you going to want a much larger tank

75 Gallon Low Tech w/ Green Terror Pair
philipraposo1982 is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-25-2015, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Arcadia, CA
Posts: 149
evaninspace

Thanks for the link! That was really informative


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MassiveDynamic17 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-26-2015, 01:15 AM
Moderator
 
Darkblade48's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 11,703
Glad my article could help.

As others have mentioned, it would be best to go with the largest CO2 you can; a paintball cylinder for a 55 gallon aquarium will run out rather quickly.

Anthony


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
and
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Eheim Pimp #362 - Eheim 2213 x2, Eheim 2028, Eheim 2217, Eheim surface skimmer and Eheim autofeeder.
Victor Pimp #33 - HPT272-125-350-4M
Darkblade48 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-26-2015, 03:35 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
crice8's Avatar
 
PTrader: (52/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 804
I have 20 oz paintball tanks I use on my 40 gallon breeder with the GLA atomic v2 reg. It lasts about a month. I have 3 tanks that I have filled so I have to have them refilled once every 2-3 months. If I was to start again I would go with a 5lb or 10lb co2 tank and a reg for that setup. I was tight on space at the time so paintball co2 was best for me.
crice8 is offline  
Reply

Tags
pressurized co2

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome