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db8 07-03-2009 12:29 PM

co2 tank
 
thinking of switching from diy co2 to regulated tank. it's getting to the point where it's too much hassle to do mixes and having inconsistent and uncontrolled co2 supply. any place you guys suggest i would look for it? from what i gather, i'd need a tank, and a regulator. would i also need a bubble counter?

thanks!

nokturnalkid 07-03-2009 04:06 PM

Re: co2 tank
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by db8 (Post 481387)
thinking of switching from diy co2 to regulated tank. it's getting to the point where it's too much hassle to do mixes and having inconsistent and uncontrolled co2 supply. any place you guys suggest i would look for it? from what i gather, i'd need a tank, and a regulator. would i also need a bubble counter?

thanks!


Get a cylinder online, way cheaper. I got mine from catalinacylinder.com. You may want to pm travis.808, I think he had an extra 5lb. tank. Then get a regulator from rex, gla, or sumo. Got mine's from sumo. You won't be dissappointed with any of their regulators. As for the bubble counter, you can have any of the above mentioned to put a bubble counter on your regulator, get an inline glass one, or just diy. Technically speaking, you don't need a bubble counter. It'll all work without one. But, you are gonna need one so you can adjust your co2. I don't know if you got one, but a drop checker would benefit also. Then all you need is a reactor of some sort if you don't already have one. If you need a reactor, I got an extra diy inline reactor laying around.

db8 07-03-2009 07:53 PM

Re: co2 tank
 
thanks for the reply. now what size tank should i get? how long would that 5lb typically last?

plus, i'm thinking of sticking with my glass diffuser and just getting an inline glass bubble counter.

dmastin 07-03-2009 07:56 PM

Re: co2 tank
 
That's http://www.catalinacylinders.com/ I'm pretty sure, check me on that if you would.
I'm not clear where you'd actually order from. I'm interested in finding a good online source for a 5lb. tank.

Quote:

Originally Posted by nokturnalkid (Post 481423)
Get a cylinder online, way cheaper. I got mine from catalinacylinder.com. You may want to pm travis.808, I think he had an extra 5lb. tank. Then get a regulator from rex, gla, or sumo. Got mine's from sumo. You won't be dissappointed with any of their regulators. As for the bubble counter, you can have any of the above mentioned to put a bubble counter on your regulator, get an inline glass one, or just diy. Technically speaking, you don't need a bubble counter. It'll all work without one. But, you are gonna need one so you can adjust your co2. I don't know if you got one, but a drop checker would benefit also. Then all you need is a reactor of some sort if you don't already have one. If you need a reactor, I got an extra diy inline reactor laying around.


db8 07-03-2009 08:05 PM

Re: co2 tank
 
doing a search, people recommended looking into local fire extinguisher shops. aluminum or steel doesn't matter (aluminum is more expensive tho). any local shops here would ba a good source? i'm thinking about places where you get it refilled. they most probably sell tanks, too.

Seattle_Aquarist 07-03-2009 08:06 PM

Re: co2 tank
 
FYI http://www.beveragefactory.com/draft...anks/co2.shtml

dmastin 07-03-2009 08:10 PM

Re: co2 tank
 
Has anyone purchased from the beveragefactory?
The price from aquariumplants.com looks even lower although I've not purchased from them.

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Originally Posted by Seattle_Aquarist (Post 481468)


Seattle_Aquarist 07-03-2009 08:13 PM

Re: co2 tank
 
Price Match Guarantee: http://www.beveragefactory.com/price_match.php

Craigslist Hawaii http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/for/1234492916.html

dmastin 07-03-2009 08:16 PM

Re: co2 tank
 
Very cool, have your ordered from beveragefactory? thanks!

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Originally Posted by Seattle_Aquarist (Post 481472)


Seattle_Aquarist 07-03-2009 08:19 PM

Re: co2 tank
 
Actually, I lurked on the local Seattle Craigslist and picked up a regulator for $50 and a 5# tank for $40, but it took a couple of months.


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