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Nano C02 parts

After reading this forum for weeks, I've been interested in setting up my own nano. It was surprising to see all the little features that make up a nano like C02, canister filters etc.

Before I purchase a tank, filter and lights. I want to get the c02 out of the way, at first I thought it was hard, but you just have to get the right parts for it to work. That's where I need help.

Regulator: 'CO2 regulator with solenoid magetic valve aquarium'

C02 bottle: http://www.fatbobspaintball.co.uk/Ai...duct_info.html

C02 bottle adapter:' AQUATEK CO2 Paintball Tank CGA 320 Adapter'

tubing: 'flo Clear Polyurethane CO2 Proof Tube (1m) Aquarium Fish Tank Air Tubing'

bubble count: 'UP Aquarium Mini Bubble Counter Check Valve for CO2 System D518'

check valve: ' 2 x air check valves 1 way non-return anti-syphon '

diffuser: http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/ae-d...ser-p-646.html

I'm going to buy these parts pretty soon based on if they are right and will fit together without any problems. If anyone could help me I'd appreciate it very much.
I couldn't link some due to them being on Ebay
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Shrimpie, it looks like you're good to go. The only other thing I could think of might be some extra suction cups for airline tubing, but most of the time the diffuser comes with one. If you order the parts off Ebay, check the country of origin. Those sellers are great for inexpensive glassware, etc, but the lead time can be substantial. I am looking at weeks before I receive my order.

You probably already know about timers, but most people turn their CO2 on before their lights come on and turn CO2 off shortly before lights out. This is easily accomplished with one timer for the light and one for the CO2 solenoid.

Good luck!

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Timers are an absolute must in my book. Goodluck with your nano build.

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Shrimpie, it looks like you're good to go. The only other thing I could think of might be some extra suction cups for airline tubing, but most of the time the diffuser comes with one. If you order the parts off Ebay, check the country of origin. Those sellers are great for inexpensive glassware, etc, but the lead time can be substantial. I am looking at weeks before I receive my order.

You probably already know about timers, but most people turn their CO2 on before their lights come on and turn CO2 off shortly before lights out. This is easily accomplished with one timer for the light and one for the CO2 solenoid.

Good luck!
Thanks SaltyNC, I will be getting some timers at a local store and I'll probably purchase some suction caps too. Also, in the UK nano tanks and c02 stuff is in a very niche market and I think it would be kinda hard to use all stuff from the UK based on price. The c02 goes on 1 hour before the lights in the morning, right? Then the c02 at night goes off 1 hour before the lights turn off, correct me if I'm wrong
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