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I know that I need CO2 in my tank. I have been reading up on several DIY options, but I also want to explore a commercial kit that comes with everything I would need. However, there are so many kits out there at various prices and with various equipment... can anyone provide a list of components required for a CO2 injection system, and maybe a link to some preferred commercial setups?

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Are you talking about the all on one kit that has the pouches? My understanding is that it's just a yeast sugar mixture. I've had great success so far in my 10 gallon doing the complete DIY 2 litre bottle, sugar yeast mixture, and using a Hagen elite mini to diffuse the CO2. Elite mini is $12 from petco shipped, and the tubing, check valve and in my case, I decided to use an airstone in the pump, all told, cost me about $16.
 

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I am talking about presurized CO2.


I found a local place that sells CO2 tanks and CO2 (for home beer brewers, kegs and such). THey have regulators too.

If I buy a regulator and tank from them, make a diffuser from the elite filter, what else will I need?

Bubble counter I suppose? What about some sort of inline valve to regulate the CO2 flow?
 

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Hi jprime84

Here is some information about regulators and kits plus some general information.

Rex Grigg shows how to build a regulator: http://www.rexgrigg.com/regulator.htm

Rex's regulators and parts: http://www.bestaquariumregulator.com/index.htm

SuMo post body kit (really nice): http://www.sumoregulator.com/PostBodyKit.html

Oregon Aqua Design after regulator kit: http://oregonaquadesign.vstore.ca/product_info.php/pName/after-regulator-assembly/cName/co2-co2-kits

Parts Used to Build Regulators: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/e...-stage-regulator-pimp-club-54.html#post838257

How to Setup Your CO2 system: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/planted-tank-faq/10755-how-setup-your-co2-system.html

More regulator information: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/equipment/72328-victor-dual-stage-regulator-pimp-club.html



PS: Are you at NCSU?
 
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