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Old 05-02-2006, 03:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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got my petsolutions catalog, browsing and found this set up.

http://www.petsolutions.com/CO2+Pro+...I-C-13-C-.aspx

so there we go, no more piecing together spare parts to try to get a paintball CO2 cylinder to work.
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Old 05-02-2006, 06:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes!!! that the new RedSea product I've heard about. Great for "nano" setups. RedSea has alot of other product for planted tanks coming out in the near future.
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Old 05-02-2006, 07:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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For 130 bucks though you might as well just go with a regular gas set up and save your self the pain of getting a tiny cylinder filled all the time.... seems like at that price it kills the entire idea of throwing togeather a cheap little gas set up......
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For 130 bucks though you might as well just go with a regular gas set up and save your self the pain of getting a tiny cylinder filled all the time.... seems like at that price it kills the entire idea of throwing togeather a cheap little gas set up......
I'm not sure the idea is for it to be cheaper. I think most people want the smaller tank because it looks silly to have a 5 lb. CO2 tank next to a nano tank.

Also, the kit does include a diffuser and CO2 indicator so all in all it's not a bad price for what you're getting. If only it had a solenoid too.
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I think this would be a better deal as it has a solenoid & Timer as well and is actually $10 less that the one for the paintball CO2

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113779

Besides, the paintball one does NOT come with a cylinder either and a 20 oz Paintball Cyl is almost the same price as a 5# CO2 Tank.
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I am pretty sure you can just use a normal paintball cylinder and save a ton of money.
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I see people selling used paint ball canisters all the time the only expensive part would be filling it up since it usually costs about the same as filling a 5#. Of course if used with a nano the smaller tank would last pretty long. I think this is a wonderful idea and cant wait until someone tries on out and gives us a review. It looks like a very promising product for compact tank needs.
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I'm not sure the idea is for it to be cheaper. I think most people want the smaller tank because it looks silly to have a 5 lb. CO2 tank next to a nano tank.
This is true.... LoL guess im just one of those guys who is more of the, if I can get more for the money ~ thats the better choice.

Guess the whole Idea of having everything tiny is kind of neat...
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I just ordered this setup from customaquatic.com for $150 including the solenoid (you can also get it for $110 without the solenoid). I'll most likely get the 20oz (1.25#) cylinder and set it up this weekend. I'll try to post a review as soon as I can.

I also ordered the Red Sea Turbo yeast kit model for my work tank.

I'm excited about these products because they employ the powerhead diffusers. After reading Tom Barr's articles about the effectiveness of active diffusers of this type vs. slower diffusion methods such as the Hagen ladder, I was really curious to try these.
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Where are you getting the 20oz tank? I think I've seen a few places online that sell the tank for $40 or less (One place had them on sale for $17).
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