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Old 11-04-2010, 03:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,

There's a new all-in-one CO2 kit (similar to the Pierce or ADA Advanced) from Fluval that just came out recently.



It includes:

- Regulator Valve
- 88g Disposable CO2 Cartridge
- Hose
- In-Tank Micro Bubble CO2 Diffuser
- External Bubble Counter
- Hanger Bracket

The good thing is that it uses 88g cartridges. It'll be great if standard 88g paintball cartridges will fit this unit out-of-the-box (which means very cheap and readily available refills). One negative is that it doesn't have a solenoid to conserve CO2 and mainly to prevent overdosing at night.

Fluval products are pretty good quality judging from past experience. I'm seriously considering this for a new Mini-M tank that I'm setting up.

I'd appreciate any thoughts on this.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi TLe041,

I just checked on the cost of the replacement 88 gram cartridges...about US $7 each online. I think I would find a place to hide a 5# CO2 tank in a closet or behind the couch and just run my CO2 line a little further. I probably wouldn't have to change out the tank for a couple of years!
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i had a ada mini co2 setup with el valve paired with a mini-L. I had to change out the cartridges every 2 months at 2-3 bps and 7 hours.

mini setups are nice but i would go with a bigger setup if you have the space.
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two quick questions.
1-is the el valve with the ADA setup really necessary? cant you just turn off the unit at night by hand?
2- I saw there was a question about the ability to use paintball canisters with the fluval system. I am still looking for an answer on that one any others tried this?
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I just received this kit in the mail today. I'll post pictures of it later on. I'm still on week 1 of my dry start for the Mini-M that I'm going to use it on so I won't be able to post a review for a while.

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two quick questions.
1-is the el valve with the ADA setup really necessary? cant you just turn off the unit at night by hand?
It's not necessary, but it's convenient. I have a solenoid on my other CO2 regulator and it's one less thing I need to remember to do every morning and night. This kit doesn't come with any sort of solenoid so I'll have to manually shut it off by hand. Would the El Valve work with this unit?

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2- I saw there was a question about the ability to use paintball canisters with the fluval system. I am still looking for an answer on that one any others tried this?
thanks!
I have a paintball CO2 system as well so I'll let you know in a few days. I'm more curious to know if it'll work with other 88g CO2 canisters like this one:



It'll be a lot cheaper than the Fluval refills.
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cool, i look forward to hearing how this little co2 unit works for you and the co2 canister as well. good luck and have fun.
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let us know. where did you find the kit for sale? I checked online and it's out oos or not available.
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Here you go:

http://www.petsolutions.com/storefro...urinedCO2.html
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I'd be interested in the 20g model
http://www.completeaquatics.co.uk/st...d-CO2-20g-Kit/

I'm subscribing to see if non-fluval co2 cartridges will fit.
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Hey TLe041,
how is the fluval?! any luck trying it with another canister, my LFS has them coming in stock hopefully in the next week or two. It is not a chain but a smaller store so I might be chiming in again to give my 2 cents as well.
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