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  1. Equipment
    Hey guys, I made a couple posts here regarding pressurized co2 and most members advised that I purchase a "legit" expensive system and not tinker with the diy stuff as well as the paintball stuff. I have a 75 gallon planted tank, and want to stimulate the plant growth. Because of the cost, I...
  2. New Mexico
    I am just getting back into planted tanks after a long break and am setting up a 45gal tank with pressurized CO2. This will be my first time using pressurised CO2 since I moved from the UK (hence the long break) where I had a 55gal tank with a Dennerle pressurized CO2 system. Back in the UK, I...
  3. Equipment
    Hello All, I have a glass bubble counter on my planted tank's CO2 output but over time the water evaporates and it has to be refilled. Has anyone used baby oil instead of water so it doesn't evaporate? Any other options? Thanks :grin2:
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    What's up everybody! Hopefully I've come to the right place to get my questions answered! Here's my setup: Aquamaxx 12 gallon long 6L ADA soil powder type 2L ADA power sand ADA tourmaline bc, Bacter 100, Clear super Current Satalite freshwater LED plus Eheim 2215 canister filter Hydor 240...
  5. Equipment
    Hello Everyone! I'm looking to do a pressurized Co2 system and get rid of my Diy kit. I started my planted tank a couple months ago and I've been using the Diy kit for a little over a month. I work for a company that deals with igloo products and one of the products we deal with is a FRB200...
  6. Equipment
    Just hooked up my SR Aquaristik regulator to a brand new CO2 cylinder and I'm getting a small leak coming from where the regulator threads on to the cylinder valve. I've tried wrenching the nut down as tight as I can but it's still leaking slightly. I've thought about pipe dope or Teflon tape...
  7. Equipment
    Got home to a nice surprise... My SR Aquaristik CO2 regulator arrived! I'm really impressed with the packaging and overall appearance of the regulator. Time will tell though if the quality matches the appearance. I'll post updates after I get my cylinder tomorrow.
  8. Equipment
    I'm pretty new to pressurized Co2 and have happily run a regulator/needle valve combo on a 20 gallon tank for the last 3 months. Its been great! I just added a 30 gallon tank next to my 20 gallon and want to take Co2 from my 20LB Co2 tank and disperse them the RIGHT way between the two tanks...
  9. DIY
    I've grown tired of my plants not thriving, and have decided to pursue pressurized CO2. I want to use this type of 20 oz tank. I guess my question is... I need help figuring out everything else I need. I know you need a gauge to control how much goes out, and another to use as a timer. And...
  10. Equipment
    I am currently in the need of some major help with my pressurized co2 system. I have been using a paintball setup to pump co2 in my tank, but I recently came across a nice 5# vessel for a good price. My regulator is designed for the paintball canisters, and when I put it on the 5# tank it leaks...
  11. Equipment
    I have been using DIY co2 for about a year now and it is getting really old. One of the reasons I have not really tried to get a pressurized system is because I found the whole thing kind of overwhelming and a little over the top. I was also worried about being able to find a place that would...
  12. Algae
    Morning. So my bf and I flooded our tank last night after growing plants in it for 8 weeks emersed. Started on 8.1.2011. End on 9.30.2011. (2 months. According to Tom Barr my Ammonia and Nitrate should be fully cycled by now). The following plants have been grown emersed: HC, HM, MM, DHG...
  13. Tank Journals
    I have been looking at all of your journals on here and I thought I would start one. I got the 20g long at petco $ per gallon sale. The first tank I had was a 10g with blue gravel and a couple plants from petco. BTW, the only truly aquatic plants in petco are the amazon swords and the bulbs in...
  14. Equipment
    Hi I'm planning to get a pressurized CO2 system in a few weeks, was wondering what kind of system I should get? and where can I get a great deal on a complete system with or w/o the tank?
  15. Equipment
    Hello all, I recently purchased a few things to make my own pressurized CO2 system. 20oz paintball tank, needle valve, the adaptor, and a regulator I built at my work (i work in an industrial testing facility, we have all kinds of regulators). My question is this- What regulators work with this...
  16. Equipment
    Whoaaa, these things are expensive. Is there something I don't know? I see that a lot of people on here are using pressurized CO2 in their tanks, but are you all shelling out the $300+ to get all the equipment? Is it cheaper just to buy all these parts on your own, and use a paint-ball canister...
  17. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi, I am new to this site and planted aquariums. I have a regular 55 gallon glass tank with stock hoods and stock lighting fixtures. Im planning on turning it into a Planted Tank and i im asking for anyones help as well as suggestions. My plan is to change out the stock hood into a glass...
  18. Equipment
    I was wondering if anybody had some suggestions on a good co2 system for under 150? I was thinking about his one http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+3747+9935&pcatid=9935 and adding a paintball bottle with the adapter onto it. Any suggestions? I'm really new...
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