whats needed for a co2 set up? bit by bit

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03 Jan 2014 16:04 - 03 Jan 2014 16:08 #1 by Paul Healy (paul healy)
I have decided to buy a co2 set up bit by bit so far I have a glass defuser what else do I need???? I have a jewel vision 260
Last edit: 03 Jan 2014 16:08 by Paul Healy (paul healy).

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03 Jan 2014 16:26 - 03 Jan 2014 16:32 #2 by Lauris (Lauris)
1. piping (2-5€ per 3m)
2. one way valve (not obligated) (2-5€)
3. Co2 Tank 2-5kg's (25€-150€)
4. Regulator (2way) with solenoid valve (50-150€)
5. Timer (IKEA 2 for 6€)
6. Drop checker (5-25€)
7. Drop checker solution (ready one or diy 4dKh solution + co2 reagent, usually Ph tester) (5-20€)
8. Bubble counter (5-25€)

* prices vary depending on system brand, type, quality and reseller (online or retail).
Can give you a link to two way regulator for 70 quit inc.postage from UK, no plastic pieces
and solid build (I have it on my co2 tank). co2 tank you
can get here from Homer (if he still has them
for sale) as a co2 extinguisher or you can get
expensive ones from well known aquatic brands.
rest of the bits and pieces you can get from e-bay
and cheap. The drop checker solution works much more expensive if you go for ready mix from LFS.
I've got 100ml 4dKh from ebay for cheap and jut adding 3drops of Ph test in one go.
If you need anything else, just ask.

I am planted!
Last edit: 03 Jan 2014 16:32 by Lauris (Lauris).

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03 Jan 2014 16:50 #3 by Paul Healy (paul healy)
Great list man thanks for the info I can get the fire extinguishers from work for free so il start buying the bits one by one thanks again

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03 Jan 2014 18:31 #4 by Lauris (Lauris)

Paul Healy wrote: I can get the fire extinguishers from work for free


fair play
do you work at some place where you can
refill them? I'm currently looking for a place
in North side D. for refills.

Thanks!

I am planted!

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03 Jan 2014 22:22 #5 by blade (Michael G)

Lauris wrote:

Paul Healy wrote: I can get the fire extinguishers from work for free


fair play
do you work at some place where you can
refill them? I'm currently looking for a place
in North side D. for refills.

Thanks!


Doyle & Doyle do them the more you need cheaper it is 2kg & 5kg is 20 eu refill (near FAS Cookstown Industrial Estate,Belgard Road, Tallaght,Dublin 24)

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03 Jan 2014 23:21 - 03 Jan 2014 23:24 #6 by Homer (Kevin)
Non return valve is a must, should your system imbibe water after the solenoid switches off, you run the risk of damage and failure, don't stint on the pennies, they can end up costing way more in the end and as far as tubing goes make sure the tubing is rated for CO2, if it is bog standard tubing, you will lose a considerable amount through the tube wall.


The Glass is always greener on the other side.


It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!
Last edit: 03 Jan 2014 23:24 by Homer (Kevin).

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04 Jan 2014 00:01 #7 by Stem12 (Stephen M)
Nice list Lauris, and also great advice from Homer regarding the non return valve, I recently got a co2 setup and I went to aquaworld and he does a great startup set and I also got told always to go for a slightly more expensive german makes just for safety reasons...
Last thing you need is a co2 leak in the house...
Best of luck with it,

S

Juwel Vision 260-
20ltr-Fluval Spec-
19ltr-Fluval Chi-

Keep The Water Fresh-

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04 Jan 2014 10:13 #8 by Paul Healy (paul healy)
Thanks for the advice lads if anyone has any bits for sale drop me a pm thanks again , gona do some reading while I wait.will it effect the fish breeding ect..I want to have beautiful plants but not at the expence of the fish health!!

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