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Old 09-09-2006, 08:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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how long was everyone's wait time for shipping from time of order to front door?
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Its been a while since I ordered from aquariumplants, but it was under 7 days from the time I placed my order and shipped to the door.

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Thanks for the replies so far.....



Anyone have any comment on the 2.5lb tank? Is there any downside to it other then it being smaller? Any problems performance wise?
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I have a 2lb tank, no problems besides the fact that it's smaller and can't hold as much CO2. But, my local place refills it for the same price ($13) as a 5# if they didn't refill it that would be a problem, since they say I'm one of the only people who have under 5# cylinders that they see.


My current 2# is has lasted me over 6+ months a solenoid with 2-3 bps.

Since it costs about the same to refill as a larger tank, it just makes more sense time wise and money wise to get a bigger size tank if you can.

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does the 2lb not hold itself up? look like its resting on the tank.
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It's actually just the angle of the picture. It's sitting upright on it's own.

However, you're right it is a little unsteady and can be easily knocked over if there was a sudden violent shake. My cylinder is very slender as you can see, and the top with the attached regulator makes it top heavy and slightly unbalanced. Other 2.5 # cylinders are thicker in diameter and will probably be more stable than mine which is about 3-4 inches in diameter.

I guess I should invest in some velcro straps to tie it down, or place it on the ground for safety purposes. But for the most part, it's steady, and for me it hasn't knocked over once.

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I purchased "The Best" CO2 Regulator from Aquariumplants.com and I am very pleased with it. I had orginally purchased the Milwaukee all in one and had problems with it from day one, then my husband ended up blowing out the pressure guage on the system. I could still run it but couldn't regulate the pressure, so after having to mess around with on a daily basis, my husband broke down and bought me the one they call "The Best". I love it, I set it up on my tank and it runs like a charm.
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i saw a lot comments about some problem of Milwaukee, but some said its much better than JBJ
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