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Can someone provide me a parts list for beginning C02 setup?


For example, would something like this work?







I am guessing I would need a bubble counter and maybe some kind of adapter/reducer to get into the aquarium air line size?
 

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Yes, a CO2 cylinder similar to the pictured one would work; just make sure the hydro test stamp is up to date.

For the solenoid, you will want to get one that matches your AC voltage (if you plan to use an AC solenoid). DC solenoids might be better for our use, as they will generally run cooler.

Additionally, you will need a regulator and a needle valve, at the very least.

For a more detailed description and explanation, you can check out my Primer to Pressurized CO2 (linked in my signature below).
 

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You can swap CO2 tanks with your local CO2 provider. Their tanks aren't pretty but they do hydro tests on them. So instead of owning a tank and have them refill, you swap out your used tank with a new refilled one. Costs are about the same.
 
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