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Ive been using the yeast system for about a year and I'm sick of it. I want to upgrade to pressurized co2 but don't have alot of money. Is there any good co2 setups that you can recommend. I would like it to last at least a month before a refill.
 

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Ive been using the yeast system for about a year and I'm sick of it. I want to upgrade to pressurized co2 but don't have alot of money. Is there any good co2 setups that you can recommend. I would like it to last at least a month before a refill.
What size of tank. You can score a Milwaukee regulator and a 5lb tank pretty cheap now a days.

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You can get a Milwaukee regulator with a solenoid and bubble counter included for about $100; glass diffuser from the internet is between $5 and $20; you should be able to pick up a CO2 cylinder locally at a good deal, try pawn shops and places that sell welding supplies. Add about $15 for a refill on a 5 lb cylinder. You should be able to get a pretty good pressurized system up and running for about $150. There are a lot of options out there, but this should cover any but the most high-end components.
 

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Watch Ebay for used dual stage regulators. I got a Fisher Scientific 10-572F Carbon Dioxide Regulator with cga320 fitting for $40 + shipping. I am currently running it wo a solenoid or needle valve and set the bubble count to my atomic diffuser using just the output pressure.

I can get over a month using a 20oz paintball tank at 2bps on my 30G and the DC is always green/green yellow.

If you want to go this route you can always add a solenoid later on if you don't want to run CO2 24/7.
 
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