CO2 Equiptment

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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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.

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Tom Barr