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With the size tank you're considering, if you keep to a low-mod lighting, Excel is also an option. You just need to be sure to dose it daily.

Pressurized always seems very daunting to folks who have never used it before, but once you do it, you realize how easy and long term it is. If you know anyone in your area with a pressurized set up, I recommend going to look at it to get a real good idea of what all's involved. Might want to contact someone from GWAPA, or better yet, join the club.
 

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A reactor is normally plumbed on line to the outflow from the filter cannister to the tank. Here's a link to a diy reactor. You do not have to use clear pvc, it only looks good. :)

Pressurized canister attached to a regulator, connected via pressure tubing to a one-way valve, then to a bubble counter (if used), and then to a submerged diffuser, correct?
The regulator needs a needle valve in order to finely tune your gas flow properly. Many regulators come 'all-in-one' with bubble counter, needle valve and solenoid. Or you can go the piecemeal fashion, which will be cheaper, and purchase the parts individually and install them. It really is not hard. The bubble counter is a luxury, but, imo, not a necessity.

How do we get CO2 into those small tanks?
These nanos probably are using Excel as their carbon source and not CO2.
 
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