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Old 08-05-2003, 07:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Any recommendations on a CO2 setup for a 55gallon with 3wpg lighting. I am looking for specific info on good equipment, but I don't want to unnecessarily spend money. Thanks.
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Any recommendations on a CO2 setup for a 55gallon with 3wpg lighting. I am looking for specific info on good equipment, but I don't want to unnecessarily spend money. Thanks.
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Old 08-05-2003, 07:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Tim,

I can only speak from my own experiences....I purchased a system from a vendor that had the Regulator, bubble counter, aquamedic 1000 reactor, Milwaukee SMS122 pH controller everything but the tank for $220.00.

Got the tank at supply store in town new..aluminum...65 bucks. You can do better on ebay though I think.

PM me and Ill give you more details if you like.

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My setup for my 100g is very similar to Guttboy's. I was looking for minimal hassle and so far I'm very pleased, but I've only been set up for a few weeks. I even bought two CO2 tanks so I don't have to hurry to get the empty filled.
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Old 08-05-2003, 02:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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I am so envious of the price you guys pay in the States for equipment. To buy a complete CO2 pressurised kit here in Australia you need to fork out around $1500.00, thats with bubble counter, reactor, ph controller, tank, pump regulator and solenoid.

Aquarium equipment here costs a lot of money!

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Old 08-05-2003, 03:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Take a look at my web site for info on my co2 setup and sources for tanks, regulators and all kinds of needle/metering valves.

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High Pressure CO2 sources, needle valves, information:
http://members.cox.net/tulsaalstons/...Pressure%20CO2

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Old 08-05-2003, 05:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Regulator $50 at home brew store.
Tank $70 (20 lb tank) EBay
Needle valves, 2 ea, manifold, check valves, tubing, $30
Reactors DIY $10.

Total cost for a two tank CO2 setup $160. And I could add more tanks to it with just the purchase of needle valves.

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Old 08-05-2003, 07:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Rumpled, why would it cost you $1500? Do you have acess to Tunze in Aussie?
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I am curious also at the high cost. Couldn't you buy from the US? Even with shipping it wouldn't cost that much!
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Here is what it runs in my store:

regulator, solenoid, needlevalve and bubblecounter, $99

SMS122 ph controller and probe $105

Power reactor with pump and tubing $49.95

You do not have to have a controller and you dont have to use the solenoid with your light either. So for $150 you can get a complete system with everything but the C02 tank itself, (which you would be much better off buying local, I would never buy a C02 tank mail order or on EBAY) I am surprised Rex would waste his money. I can buy a 20 pound tank filled with gas local for $70.

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