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CO2 Equiptment

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by martinphillip03, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. martinphillip03

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    I am about ready to set up a plant tank. What exactly do I need?
    I know a co2 tank. Some sort of regulator, A solinoid. I could use any and all ideas. Thanks. By the way I went thru all the posts, gave me an idea but I need it spelled out for me.

    Marty
     
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    Re: CO2 Equiptment

    Go to http://www.aquabotanic.com/abstore/index.html and look in the co2 equipment page. you will need:

    1) regulator, solenoid, bubble counter, needle valve (there is a cheap combo of these there)
    2) Brass check valve
    3) co2-grade tubing
    4) Reactor (there is a $50 one on that site, but you can build one for cheaper)
    5) optional: pH controller

    and of course a co2 tank :)
     
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    Re: CO2 Equiptment

    I understand that you don't need a ph controller. You can turn the co2 off at night. Or have an airstone come on at night. What does the "average buble count" does a 55 gal tank take. About 2?
    If you don't run a ph controller, how many tanks can you run off 1 bottle.

    thanks,

    Marty


    p://www.aquabotanic.com/abstore/index.html[/url] and look in the co2 equipment page. you will need:1) regulator, solenoid, bubble counter, needle valve (there is a cheap combo of these there)
    2) Brass check valve
    3) co2-grade tubing
    4) Reactor (there is a $50 one on that site, but you can build one for cheaper)
    5) optional: pH controller

    and of course a co2 tank :)[/QUOTE]
     
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    Re: CO2 Equiptment

    average is probably about .75 bps per 20g's, but varies tremendously based on individual setups. surface agitation, etc, plays a huge roll in it, which can't be duplicated from tank to tank.

    best bet is to just start slow and work it up over a couple day span to ensure you don't go overboard.
     
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    Re: CO2 Equiptment

    I add 1 bubble every 2-3 secs on a 20 gal with very high light.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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