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Pressurized Co2 4 nano iwagumi

What's a really good pressurized co2 system for a 3 gallon iwagumi planted tank?

I'm thinking something small and concealable would be perfect.
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GLA makes a small system for under $200. Anyone have any experience with these?
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GLA makes a small system for under $200. Anyone have any experience with these?
I set the solenoid- equipped one up a few weeks ago on my new 9g tank, and it worked well. I actually went a full month on the first 95g disposable cartridge. Still, those cartridges are pricey to replace, so I decided to pick up an additional adapter fitting from GLA, to use the regulator with a paintball tank. I should be able to go several months per $3 tank refill. Only downside is that for a nano setup, the stock nano kit is nicely unobtrusive. The paintball tank is harder to hide.

You might need to budget for a bit more than $200, though, once you add a diffuser, bubble counter, check valve, drop checker, etc. into the mix.

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I have aquatek mini for a paintball set up and it's workng fine. With this plus diffuser and tubing, it's only $100 from amazon.
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I will add this one to my list to consider.

How is the needle valve on it?

I had a paintball setup before with a Home Depot needle valve and it was very hard to use.
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The knob could be bigger for better control but I got used to it fast and have no issues adjusting it and it stays consistent when set.
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Bump!

Anyone else have any suggestions?
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