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Old 11-25-2010, 11:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I just purchased the 20g model. I was planning on using it for a 2.5g planted tank that is currently in emersed state for the past 5 months.

I am thinking of going for the 88 instead simply because of the difference in diffuser.
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Since my tank isn't ready, I haven't been able to try this set out yet. However, since I'm going for a completely Amano-look, I ordered a glass bubble counter ($6) and nano diffuser ($3 for 2) from fleabay to use with this set. To be safe, I also bought a brass check valve (I'm surprised none was included).



Do you guys know of any type of solenoid that would work with this unit?


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Hey TLe041,
how is the fluval?!
I'll have to get back to you in a few weeks. In the mean time, definitely post a review when you get yours.

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I just purchased the 20g model. I was planning on using it for a 2.5g planted tank that is currently in emersed state for the past 5 months.

I am thinking of going for the 88 instead simply because of the difference in diffuser.
You should get the 88g one too! Even if your tank is only 2.5g, the larger canister will let you get a few more weeks of use. Plus that diffuser in the 20g set is very strange (and oversized).
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Fluval CO2 Kit

I returned the 20 for the 88 today!! I'm very excited.

+1 on buyin the check valve TLe041! I am going to do the same as well. It didn't even cross my mind. If you find an appropriate solenoid let me know. I would also like to use one as well considering how small these CO2 canisters are. It would be really nice to save the gas.

Now the waiting game. I waited several months for the UG and hc to growin in emersed so I guess I can wait a bit longer for the check valve.
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Here's a pic of how it'll set up on my Mini-M (minus the water):



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Stock bubble counter and diffuser:

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Lookin great! I can't wait to set mine up. I am in need of a check valve and a nano diffuser now. I'm glad you earlier mentioned the check valve because it totally slipped my mind.

Where did you get yours? I ordered all of my equipment for my main tank from GLA but I had to pay brokerage fees being that it is from USA to Canada. I'm not sure if I would have to pay those fees for a tiny check valve but if I can find some in country that would be great!
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Where did you get yours? I ordered all of my equipment for my main tank from GLA but I had to pay brokerage fees being that it is from USA to Canada. I'm not sure if I would have to pay those fees for a tiny check valve but if I can find some in country that would be great!
I bought the kit here: http://www.petsandponds.com/en/aquar...p17624678.html

It's a Canadian retailer so there's no duty. As for the check valve, search for "Rhinox Brass Check Valve". It's $5 with free shipping. There's no duty because the value is less than $20.
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:37 PM   #17 (permalink)
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These seem to be out of stock and I cant find them anywhere else
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:13 PM   #18 (permalink)
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These seem to be out of stock and I cant find them anywhere else
You can also get this kit:

http://www.greenleafaquariums.com/co...m-premium.html

The Fluval kit is just a rebrand of this one. They're both identical one except for the color. The only thing is that it's overpriced (GLA has massive markups on all their products).
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These seem to be out of stock and I cant find them anywhere else
Petsolutions has them but wont be back in stock for another week or two, they are also at dr.fosters and smith, but i didnt see when they will be back. My LFS in southeastery Pa., is supposed to be getting the new fluval stuff, i'll post on here when I find out it should be in the next week or two from they said.
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$44.99 at PetSolutions. My LFS wanted $109.99. Hm.
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