09-23-2006, 03:15 PM
Join Date: Dec 2005
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Linda, the cylinder is tiny compared to the other 10 lbers I have. I believe the CO2 refiller said it was around 1.5-2 lbs. So far it's has lasted me for 5+ months on a solenoid with 2 bps. You can find these smaller cylinders on ebay.
The plants in the most recent photos are Pogostemon helferi aka Downoi (spread out leaves, and in the center), the back left consists of Rotala rotundifolia, backright is Ludwigia Repens, and the left & right side center patches are Riccia. The foreground as it grows in is Hemianthus callitrichoides, aka HC.
The AHsupply.com 36 watt kit and bulb was around $65 shipped. The enclosure I built myself which was around another $10. So the Total: $75. The investment was worth every penny. I recommend AHsupply's kits. Installing the fixture is easy. Making the enclosure itself was a bit more tricky with paint jobs, sanding, and cutting the material. Next time I might purchase the enclosure to go with it to save me the trouble.
The CO2 setup consists of an Azoo Regulator I got from drsfostersmith.com for around $80. The cylinder was around $40 hydrotested, and revalved. The glass diffuser was another $10. Total: $130.