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where to get CO2 regulators, tanks and equipment locally thread!

Discussion in 'Local Resources' started by Tom Barr, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Tom Barr

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    This is an on going thread, more than one source is encouraged to be posted here!

    River City fire in West Sacramento sells very cheap CO2 gas tanks, are friendly, will refill any sized tank for you, test pressure test them if need be etc.
    Average cost is about 15$ to refill and about 50$ for a filled 10-20lb tank.

    2419 Sellers Way
    West Sacramento, CA , 95691-3025
    Phone: 916-374-8295

    CO2 regulators: I like Victor, they are the best brand available.
    Victor small, low volume medalist brand on ebay run about 60$.
    You will need to remove the outlet and add a 1/4" to 1/8" reducing brushing(brass) to add a needle valve to the regulator or add several 1/8" Tees for multiple CO2 enriched tanks or sources with independent control off a single regulator and gas tank.

    VICTOR 0781-1123 CO2 FLOWGAUGE REGULATOR MIG TIG - (eBay item 330187640012 end time Nov-19-07 12:00:00 PST)

    I personally like the Fabco valves(Dave Gomberg sells these) and the ones from Aqua Cave.

    High Quality CO2 Needle Valve - AquaCave
    CO2 Equipment for Planted Aquarium Tanks

    Better than the Clippards.

    Group buys help reduce shipping cost BTW!!

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  2. Gerryd

    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    Palm Beach County, FL area.

    Deerfield Beach Fire Equipment
    1111 SW 1st Way
    Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

    (954) 428-7778

    Cost is about the same as Tom mentioned. I bought a used 10 lb there a couple of years back and have had no issues. Quick service, right off I95 exit.
     
  3. ringram

    ringram Junior Poster

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    Not exactly local to SAPS, as it's in Florida.
    Is it still about the same with shipping?
     
  4. Gerryd

    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    Hi ringram,
    If you refer to my post on buying a used one, I don't know if they ship or not.

    I guess you could call and ask....Pretty sure they are M-F biz only FYI...I don't think they can ship a filled bottle, I think it can be dangerous in transit and there are fed requlations?

    Worth a call. What/where is 'SAPS'?

    Please PM me as I don't want to take up this thread :)
     
  5. Tom Barr

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    Sorry, I have not made the SAPs forum closed with a password, I may do this to keep it local.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  6. VaughnH

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    In a way I prefer it be open - so new members can get here easily. But, as it is, if you click the "new posts" link you get these posts along with those in the rest of the forums, and that isn't likely to work well.

    I'm thinking we need to keep the Yahoo Group as an entry door, so to speak, but get everyone to do the group communicating by coming here. We can store PDF files on Yahoo Group and we need that too.
     
  7. Tom Barr

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    Okay, so you folks want it left open then?

    Your guy's call.

    Now, back to local CO2, light, and nutrients.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  8. ringram

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    I guess it's been a while since the last post, but I would say to keep it open. No hurt in others learning or contributing as well.

    For those wondering, SAPS = Sacramento Aquatic Plant Society
     
  9. Gerryd

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    More Options

    Boca Security & Fire Equipment, Inc.
    4201 Oak Circle, Suite 45
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
    561-368-1012

    Refill Cost:

    5 lb = $20
    10lb = $29

    Also, some folks use AirGas as they have locations across the nation.
     
  10. ashburnham

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    Thanks Gerryd, this is about a 15 min drive from me so ideal. Reasonable price as well. Thanks.
     
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    Minneapolis Oxygen

    They have several locations in the Mpls/St. Paul area.

    5 lb CO2 refills are about $12.00 plus tax.

    stu
     
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    Disposable & Refillable Calibration Gases, Enviro-Cyl & One Timer Cylinders, Rare Gases, Specialty Gas Equipment, Industrial & Medical Gas, Purity Plus & Hydrogen Gas Technologies for the Framingham/Boston Massachusetts area. Cost on the tanks are not the best compared to online, and they're swapouts, but it's ~12$ for 5lb swap and somewhere near 16$ for 10lb. No reinspection or anything required if you use their tanks. Overall it's probably not too bad. Local fire extinguisher place was in the 25+$ range for a 10lb and home brew and LFS prices around here aren't even worth considering about after buying the tank from them.

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