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Aquario Neo C02 Kit

Hi, has anyone tried this? Can I add it to an existing 17 gallon tank which has already cycled and been planted? I am new to C02 and want to start with something idiot proof, clean, simple.

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While I don't have any experience with the Aquario Neo kit, I have been using one of these for the past month DIY co2 kit

It uses citric acid and baking soda to generate co2 which I'm guessing is also what the Aquario Neo kit is using as well. I've run a DIY co2 generator on a 17 gallon before and it made a noticeable difference in plant growth.


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While I don't have any experience with the Aquario Neo kit, I have been using one of these for the past month DIY co2 kit

It uses citric acid and baking soda to generate co2 which I'm guessing is also what the Aquario Neo kit is using as well. I've run a DIY co2 generator on a 17 gallon before and it made a noticeable difference in plant growth.
Nice thanks for the reply. I am very new with C02, should I add a regulator, solenoid, timer, ph controller, check valve? All seem to complicate the thing, but I read of horror stories about ph dropping, fish dying, too much, too little https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/i...e_surprise.png

Any tips? Oops just saw the link, answers some of my questions, thank you!! So do you turn off every night and on every am, adjust bubbles every morning, do you monitor ph all the time, do you use a drop checker, what kind of diffuser!? Lots of questions as I research more, I have more questions! I may just look for a total kit and pay more $$

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So I am about to say the same thing that has caused me to roll my eyes until I did it. Get a pressurized Co2 setup and be done with it. You are already mentioning colenoids, timers, PH controllers, etc.... I did the citric acid - baking soda thing for months and although it works, it was extremely finicky and inconsistent causing issues. In addition, I did not like running my co2 for 24 hours meaning I had to either get a solenoid or make adjustments daily. I spent a ton of time defending DIY co2 in my head until I just gave up and tried the pressurized route. I am now 3 months in to the same tank and the only time I have had to adjust is when I first set it up and after I moved I had some issues. Otherwise, it has been extremely easy. It is more expensive to start but I can assure you, it is without a doubt, so much easier to deal with. So from experience and as someone who was extremely stubborn about pressurized co2, that is the route I would go.
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Wow, thank you Aryanasdad!!! Super helpful, makes so much sense for me. Can I ask which setup you ended up getting? I am looking at ADA (expensive, I know), Dennerle, Aquatek (I think), Fluval, Ista. I don't have a lot of room and want something that looks good as well.

As you are al algae grower, did it help with that as well,

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pH controller is not required in a planted tank. All you need to do is measure pH before it turns on, 1pH drop after it turns on before lights on, and keep that 1pH drop while the lights are on.
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Wow, thank you Aryanasdad!!! Super helpful, makes so much sense for me. Can I ask which setup you ended up getting? I am looking at ADA (expensive, I know), Dennerle, Aquatek (I think), Fluval, Ista. I don't have a lot of room and want something that looks good as well.

As you are al algae grower, did it help with that as well,
In no way shape or form is this an endorsement as I would rather have a more expensive regulator but I purchased an F-Zone regulator and it has worked fine so far but they are inexpensive. I got that, an inline diffuser and a tank from the local gas supply company.
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As Aryanasdad has pointed out, going with a pressurized co2 setup will be much more consistent and reliable than DIY it will just require a higher initial monetary investment. You will want to consider how accessible are c02 refills in your area? For some people there are not many local options to get c02 tanks refilled. If physical space is a concern you could always look into getting a pressurized setup that utilizes a paintball c02 tank. This will have a minimal footprint. As gus6464 mentioned you do not need a pH controller, a drop checker should be adequate enough to get a general measurement of co2 in your water column.
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