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I am thinking about going pressurized with Rex's regulator. Any suggestions/feedback

I have a 24g aquapod and I am thinking about going pressurized after using DIY for about 4 months or so. I tend to get algae when the DIY runs low on [email protected] and I am hoping with a steady flow I will avoid this. I am thinking about using this rig:
http://www.bestaquariumregulator.com/CO2.html

Has anyone used this reg before?

I am using peat to lower my PH from 7.6 to 6.8. WIll I need to use peat with a pressurized system to keep my ph at 6.8?

Any other general feeback about switching from DIY to pressurized, pros/cons?

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Can't answer your second question but I do use rex's regulator with the ideal needle valve and love it. very precise tuning.

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Why do you want ph 6.8?

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From doing research blue rams like a lower ph of 6.8 or am i wrong and should it be higher?
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Thanks, anyone else?

What size tank should I get for this system and how much do the tanks cost? ballpark price.
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A 5lb cylinder should last you a long time.
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I have that exact reg setup from Rex and it is simple to use even for someone like me. It hasn't given me any problems and I'm happy with my purchase.
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I built Rex's reactor. I added a venturi loop to put excess CO2 back into the system. I used rigid tubing, the size suitable for 1/4" air tubing, inserted into the top of the reactor. When the CO2 bubble gets too large the venturi loop siphons it back into the intake of the canister filter where it is chopped up by the impeller. Works fine.
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My rams bred in ph 7.8 which is 10x more basic than 6.8. Dont worry about, buffering is a bad thing to do. Use co2 and no peat for maximum fish health

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I am using peat to lower my PH from 7.6 to 6.8. WIll I need to use peat with a pressurized system to keep my ph at 6.8?
The answer is no. Its a given that the more C02 you add to your water, the lower your pH goes, so you use your C02 to lower your pH, and from that you can estimate how much C02 is in your water. If you are using something to lower the pH, and you don't want the pH to go any lower, then you won't be able to add any C02 at all, right? Unless you want your pH t go from 6.8 to 5.8.

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