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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-27-2018, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Considering co2 on 55 how much?

I'm new, never really thought about co2, but I think it's time to look into it. How costly is it to do?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-27-2018, 02:24 PM
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For injected co2, budget about $400 to start. This is not the area to try to save money - it will end up costing you more in the end.
About $20 to refill a 10 lb can of co2, which will last 3 - 6 months on a 55g tank.
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10lb on a 55 gallon would last more like 6-12 months. OVT might be diving his tanks pretty fast though.

I have a 5lb tank on a 75 gallon, running 3-5 bbs. Tank last about 6 months. Total cost of setup was around $300, I did got with a cheaper aquatech regulator - not overly excited about it...

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Would an rena xp4 work ok with co2?Could I transfer the system to a 75 later and it work. This 55 will turn into a 75, once I reseal the 75. How hard is that?
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Yes, yes, and easy. Really.

You can run co2 in conjunction with a filter or independently. The basic set-up remains the same, regardless.

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