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nokturnalkid 07-03-2009 11:32 PM

Re: co2 tank
Back when I was shopping for a cylinder, the only bad thing with beveragefactory was that they only ship using ups. For HI it's hella expensive.

Travis.808 07-04-2009 12:00 AM

Re: co2 tank
pm sent

Travis.808 07-04-2009 12:12 AM

Re: co2 tank
I did a quick search and I found this one free shipping (includes HI) but do some more searching first. You can probably find it even cheaper than this.

Travis.808 07-10-2009 10:59 PM

Re: co2 tank
Hey db8 did you find one yet? How did the link I sent you work out?

db8 07-14-2009 10:14 PM

Re: co2 tank
i haven't bought one yet. shop suggested i run a good filter first and i thought about it, too. will do diy co2 til i get a good running filter system. was thinking of the eheim canister filters. hehe

Travis.808 07-15-2009 12:58 AM

Re: co2 tank
Good filtration is a good start but depending on your lighting and plants you may need co2 quite quickly. Eheim's are supposed to be like BMW's so should be good. I personally run a magnum 350 about half the price seems pretty efficient too. More like a Honda. Anyway good luck with your search you may also want to keep in mind the shipping time for a co2 tank, regulator, needle etc. If you find you need co2 you might have to dose Flourish while waiting can get expensive.

db8 08-10-2009 07:08 PM

Re: co2 tank
i just looked at regulators and it got me confused. some have the electric solenoid which bumps up the price to more than $100!!! i found some manual regulators which goes to just around $50. what does the electric solenoid do anyway? is it necessary?

taz81 08-10-2009 07:23 PM

Re: co2 tank
A solenoid should turn on and off the flow of CO2 based on the electricity flowing to it. Its useful when you have a pH regulator or a timer to turn it on and off, with the lights for example. At least that is how I understand its use :).

db8 08-10-2009 07:36 PM

Re: co2 tank
so it goes with the issue/argument of having co2 24/7 or with the lights... hmm... now i'm more confused...

taz81 08-10-2009 07:50 PM

Re: co2 tank
theres a milwaukee regulator/solenoid/needle valve/bubble counter combo for like 80 or 90 on ebay i think. Check it out :)

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