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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-02-2006, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Would you go with presurized CO2?

If you had a 6 gallon tank and it wouldn't really cost you much? I have supplies available for me to be able to build my own pressurized system. Would you guys go pressurized if you could do it for 30 bucks or would you rather stick with DIY yeast on such a small tank?
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i'd go pressurized, it only took me two months of DIY before I made the change. It's a lot less maitenance and you don't have to worry about co2 fluctuations at night w/o removing the diffusor. 30$ is definately worth it.
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Man, for $30? No brainer. I would do it in a flash.

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sounds good, looks like i'm going to start building it tonight
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Please tell me how you are going to go pressurized for $30.
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I think he means he already has some of the supplies, he just needs a small part or two.

If so, why the hell not?

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Is this a trick question?
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my guess is he has a kegerator set up, and just needs a needle valve or somethin
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6G?

I would really think about it.

It would be very easy to crash the pH on such a small aquarium. It wouldn't take much. I'd make sure the KH wasn't too low to begin with, and then watch the aquarium like a hawk.

I would also consider the size of the equipment in relationship to the aquarium. How are you going to get the CO2 in the aquarium? How big is the diffuser or whatever you plan on using? Is it going to be too big and take up too much space?

A 6G is so small you could get away with dosing Excel and save the hassle and space.

All that being said, most importantly, I'd look at the water parameters (KH) and let that be the guiding factor.

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