+1. If you pick out your own regulator, needle valve, solenoid, etc and assemble everything yourself, it will end up being a little cheaper. Significant savings can be had, especially if you are patient and wait for the best deal to show up on eBay.Personally, I wouldn't buy a system like either one. I would much prefer to just buy the regulator assembly, and pick my own reactor/diffuser, and perhaps DIY the bubble counter. I haven't yet seen a good reason to buy a ready-made reactor/diffuser.
Here are some other sites that also sell complete setups (minus the CO2 tank, I believe)Wells I like to get everything in one place. The only place i found with good stuff together is GLA can anyone help me put something together there? And what I would need to get CO2 system running completely automatic.
Thanks for your help guys.
Along with many other people, I don't use a pH controller either. A solenoid attached to a timer is more than sufficient for my needs.Jame you dont you the PH controller you just use a timer ?
ADA products are like the Cadillacs of the hobby; while they are extremely nice pieces of equipment, (in my humble opinion), they are overpriced and really unnecessary.