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Old 09-06-2006, 10:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Thanks all. I've decided and just placed an order for a 20# alum. tank at beveragefactory.

I'm also planning to get the AZOO co2 regulator set from petwarehouse.

CO2 Pressure Regulator w/Solenoid

I'm planning to run the co2 line into my filter, so I won't need a diffuser.

Is there anything else I need?
I already have blue silicone tubing, but I heard it's not very good?

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Maybe a bubble counter and some CO2 tubing, this will not leak like the blue silicone. Although the silicone will be fine temporarily.
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Yes, you'll also need a bubble counter.
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Yes, you'll also need a bubble counter.
No you don't. Place the end of the CO2 tubing in the filter strainer so you can see it. There's your bubble counter. You'll also likely be able to hear each bubble as it hits the the impeller anyway. Adding a bubble counter just adds several more places the CO2 system can leak.
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good point but you can't always see the filter intake when the plants are grown in. Also depending upon filter design you might not hear each bubble hitting the impeller as you could hear several or none if the impeller is toward the output of the filter and the bubble dissolve or are to tiny to hear by the time they get there.
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Once again. You can mount any regulator horizontally and it will add little to nothing to the cylinder height.

90 degrees is a bit warm. But my house has gotten that warm a few times this summer.
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