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Hi Everyone!
Ive come to the conclusion that I need a co2 system for my 36 gallon tank. I contacted pacific fish store in Manhattan and explained my system to them and they have a set up that will work. It will cost me about 250 if it looks good Ill buy it. lol the only problem is I have no idea what to look for. I did reserch on this store and all the reviews were very positive and I know when I was there a few weeks ago and wanted to buy plants they actually told me no when I picked out a few plants unlike the store I normally go to they always said sure that will work. So Im hoping they will guide me in the right direction. Wish me luck and I will post pix if I do buy it.
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Just make sure to get something that works with a standard CO2 cylinder, not cartridges.
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Thanks Kevmo911
yeah he had a system there a few weeks ago with cartridges and told me he thought the cylinder would be better so this one has a cylinder. I just want to make sure I can turn it off at night because my ph is always around 6.4.
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If you can ask him how everything works, he'll sure to show it to you.
The parts are, CO2 cylinder, regulator, solenoid, needle valve, bubble counter, and lastly, a diffuser.


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Thanks Mistergreen that helps alot. So should I stop using excell once I get this up and running?
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I would stop dosing excel.
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No need for excel unless you are trying to kill algae. Dose the excel directly on the algae while the flow is off and let it sit on it for a while.


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Thanks 2in10 and radioman
ok thanks. Since Im not wanting to change the water every week I should look for fertilizer for the substrate correct?
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IMO Excel should only be used as an algeacide dosed directly to the algae by syringe. I have still yet to see a tank that has actually been dosed Excel as directed that shows anything resembling what a real pressurized system can do.


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Thanks bsmith I think Ive made my decission Im going to get the co2 system if it looks good.
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