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Old 08-11-2003, 03:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I am looking for assistance in setting up my CO2 system, I have no clue where to start.What do I need for a compressed CO2. How much CO2 do I add to A 600L (158 gal.)tank. How cheap or expensive must my equipment be. Is there any one in South Africa that can assist me in my set up or give me some advice on where to get the equipment.
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I am looking for assistance in setting up my CO2 system, I have no clue where to start.What do I need for a compressed CO2. How much CO2 do I add to A 600L (158 gal.)tank. How cheap or expensive must my equipment be. Is there any one in South Africa that can assist me in my set up or give me some advice on where to get the equipment.
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For compressed C02, you need a bottle of compressed C02, pressure reducing valves, often refered to as the regulator, and a needle valve. On top of that you need a mechanism to count the bubbles you inject, unless you have an automatic controler, and finally a method of getting the gaseous C02 into your water, usually a Reactor.

Can you get your hands on Tunze down there? Also, you can get the bottle from a local fire supply shop, or welding shop. Robert here has everything you need shy of a bottle, tell us more about your setup. Contact Robert see if he can help you out.
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You'll have everything you need, it may just not be where you would think to look

If you'll check on my website below, I have all the details under the construction tab for the CO2. I am still working on other sections.

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