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DIY CO2, where to buy?

I am setting up a DIY CO2 and I was wondering where I could buy the specific materials. I have a venturi already for injecting the CO2 in the tank. Where can I buy the check valve, the T joints and the plastic or brass nozzles to attach the tube to on the bottle cap of the bottle? Links to websites or if I can get them at like an Ace hardware/walmart... that would be great. The glue that is needed for sealing is a silicone glue correct? I just want to make sure I buy the right glue, and can I get that at a hardware store or a craft store like Michaels? Thanks for the help!... I'm getting black beard algae and I need to get more CO2 into the tank quickly. thanks again.
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I am setting up a DIY CO2 and I was wondering where I could buy the specific materials. I have a venturi already for injecting the CO2 in the tank. Where can I buy the check valve, the T joints and the plastic or brass nozzles to attach the tube to on the bottle cap of the bottle? Links to websites or if I can get them at like an Ace hardware/walmart... that would be great. The glue that is needed for sealing is a silicone glue correct? I just want to make sure I buy the right glue, and can I get that at a hardware store or a craft store like Michaels? Thanks for the help!... I'm getting black beard algae and I need to get more CO2 into the tank quickly. thanks again.
No Glue needed! Most of the stuff you can get a Wal Mart or your local pet store.

http://www.qsl.net/w2wdx/aquaria/diyco2.html

http://diyyeastco2.blogspot.com/

Second link shows you how to do it without glue or Silicone.
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1) Brass check valves from Rex Grigg. Google his name for his site.
2) PetSmart, PetCo, any LFS should have Tees. Otherwise: http://www.bigalsonline.com/StoreCat...Type=0&offset=
3) For CO2 tubing, use regular airline tubing.
4) You won't need silicone to seal the hole. Use a drill to get a nice, smooth hole in the cap. Make sure the hole is SMALLER than your airline tubing. Take the airline tubing, cut it at an angle, slide the narrow end in the hole in use a pair of pilers to pull through. Since the tubing is smaller than the hole, you'll get a nice tight seal once it's fully pulled through.

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i'd did the glueless method linked above and it works perfectly. no glue or fittings needed.
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