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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-08-2010, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Co2 help!

Im looking to have a complete Co2 system Can any one list if they have the time all the tools ill need to set it up? An maybe some sites that sell them at a fair price.

I no ill need

Co2 tank 5-10 lbs, Co2 tubing, Diffuser/Reactor, Regulator, Needle valve/Check Valve/ Bubble counter( are these all the same things?), and that all i know i need at the moment. Im trying to run it in a 125 gallon tank.

If i missed anything or if you no any helpfull tips or info please do tell

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-08-2010, 11:43 PM
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For the co2 tank check Craigslist also check around town like welding shops, hydroponics shops ext and also make sure you have a place you can get them filled sucks if you buy a nice new alum tank online and try to get it filled local and they can't do it they only do swap outs. For your regulator get the $90 shipped milwaukee co2 regulator ma957 comes with needle valve + bubble counter. As for check valves ebay has the brass ones for cheap and you can also score co2 tube on there should cost under $10. Last thing you need is a reactor $20 at home depot and 10min of your time and your done.

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I just got these:

1)5 lb CO2 tank filled - $64 from local welding store
2)CO2 Reg (Milwaukee) with solenoid, bubble counter, needle valve and some tube - $89 shipped from aquariumplants.com. Basically, they price matched eseasongear.com

Those were the best deals I've seen so far. I still need to order check valve and diffuser (or reactor). I think that's all you need.

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. Last thing you need is a reactor $20 at home depot and 10min of your time and your done.
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