This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Unfortunately for Photobucket users, things have changed in a big way as of June 26th they are rolling out a $399 per year subscription fee for those who want to hotlink images from Photobucket’s servers to display elsewhere.
    This does not mean it only affects this site, It now means that billions of images across the Web now display an error message instead of the image in question. :(
    Dismiss Notice

Pressurized CO2

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by rrkss, May 14, 2006.

  1. rrkss

    rrkss Prolific Poster

    May 7, 2006
    Likes Received:
    I would like to maybe switch to pressurized CO2 to elminitate hassles of unstable CO2 with my DIY CO2 kit. Where would I go about acquiring the materials needed. What would I need and about how much would it cost me? Thanks for the responses.
  2. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
    Staff Member Administrator Social Group Admin

    Jan 23, 2005
    Likes Received:
    Re: Pressurized CO2

    I got a regulator for 20-30$ off ebay, needel valves can be had for 15-35$ depending on what you want to use/pay, same with the regulators, I like Victor Reg;s they are 110$ or so new here. But they are the best around.
    Gas tanks run 40-70$ for 10-20lbs at fire extingusher places, Ice and micro brew supply places, reactors can be done DIY for a few$$.

    But you can certainly do things cheaper if you look around and local to your local plants club if there are any locally.

    Tom Barr
  3. vidiots

    vidiots Prolific Poster

    Apr 29, 2006
    Likes Received:
    Re: Pressurized CO2

    I recently took the lazy but more expensive route, by purchasing everything from an online aquarium supply place. I spent a total of $400 for a 5lb bottle, regulator, solenoid valve, bubble counter, and pH controller.

    I know I could have gotten everything much cheaper buying it as mentioned by Tom, but I was unsure of what to buy seperately, so I went with the complete marked up package where someone else had already done all the thinking as far as which devices will connect up to and work with others.

    Just thought I'd provide an upper end to the pricing for you so that you would have a good range to work with.

    The up side is that now I am somewhat familiar with the devices and now know what to look for should I ever need to buy another system, and would feel comfortable buying the parts cheaper individually.

Share This Page