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Im actually not entirely new to the hobby but i'm looking to buy a co2 system for my 60 gallon planted tank, Ive held by with DIY co2 on all my planted tanks and they are just starting to get on my nerves, I saw an automatic co2 system on fosterandsmith aquarium.com that i liked the lookes of but the truth is i have no idea what im talking about, I know a place that i can buy and refill tanks of co2 but im wondering if a sytem like that is too big for my tank? And how long would a 5 lb co2 tank last for me?
 

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That is likely exactly what you are looking for. If you are budget minded you can usually piece on together cheaper in the Swap and Shop section of this forum. A 5 Lb. tank should last you at least a few months. Its been awhile since I had a 5 lb. tank so that is just a guess. Someone with 5 lb. experience could give you a more accurate guess. Dork Cobra on here has a primer to Co2 linked in his signature if you go to the members list and find him and click on his link.
 

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Ok thanks for the info, I saw a 5lb aluminum tank for 50-60$ on amazon i thought might be a good deal ?
That is about average for that size tank on Ebay, etc. At least, as I recall when I was shopping it was. Sometimes they are cheaper on SnS forum, and places that trade a full tank for an empty one might be cheaper too.
 

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That is about average for that size tank on Ebay, etc. At least, as I recall when I was shopping it was. Sometimes they are cheaper on SnS forum, and places that trade a full tank for an empty one might be cheaper too.
wow, my used fosters co2 kit minus the reactor and controller for $70 with a 5lb tank from my lfs is really starting to like an even better deal.
 
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