Sourcing 2kg FE for Co2 + setup help

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10 Apr 2016 20:02 #1 by MiskyBoyy (Stephen Miskella)
Hello!

I'm looking to get started on my first proper planted tank. I have a 180litre Juwel Vision. Currently just have a few "Vallisneria Spiralis" also known as tape grass/eel grass & a few small "water lettuce" which are slowly recovering from the massive cull I inflicted upon them.

I'm based in New Ross, Co. Wexford, I'm looking to get a 2kg fe for as cheap as possible. Still have to figure out where I can get it refilled but I'm sure that won't be a problem. Any ideas where I could pick one up cheap?

Then, I'd need everything else required to make it work. Just pick them up from ebay from China etc ?? any links to ones you might suggest would be appreciated.

I'd like to slowly turn my tank into a densely planted one (with help from you guys)

My current stocking consists of:
3 Danio kyathit (about 3 years old, won't be replacing)
5 Bronze Cory's, plan to add 1 more to bring to 6.

I'd like to add maybe 8+ cardinal tetra as well as 10+ male guppy.

My current equipment includes a JBL Cristalprofi e901 canister filter, 2 x 742mm T5.
Currently dosing some Easy Carbo daily as well as ProFito weekly.

My pH from my tap water seems to be about 7.6 which is a little on the high side. Any suggestions to lowering this, rain water maybe?

Sorry for long winded post & thanks in advance for help :)

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16 Apr 2016 14:45 #2 by Homer (Kevin)
I sell 2kg CO2 fire extinguishers for 20 but amino Dublin.

Kev.

The Glass is always greener on the other side.


It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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18 Apr 2016 23:12 #3 by MiskyBoyy (Stephen Miskella)
I got a 2kg after from Larry Browne fire protection in Tagoat, Wexford. €35 for it, I was happy enough.

Set it all up today, working away grand. Only problem I have is the Blau bubble counter I got from Seahorse, he did say to put the tubing in hot water to soften it up to make it easier to get it on the end of the bubble counter but it seems way too big compared to the 4/6mm tubing I have.

I'll give it another go tomorrow :blink:

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04 Jul 2016 14:37 - 06 Jul 2016 13:22 #4 by scas (steven)
larrys great-if you can catch him-he usually refills a 5kg cylinder for 25 e.
ps if anyone wants some 2kg empties , i have a few
forgot to say ,the co2 will lower your ph to whatever you want-the more co2 the lower the ph
Last edit: 06 Jul 2016 13:22 by JohnH (John). Reason: combined posts for clarity

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06 Jul 2016 18:01 #5 by helix8008 (Tomas Novak)
How you doing with the plants, any photos?

Tom

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06 Jul 2016 19:22 #6 by robert (robert carter)
Am using co2 had a few problem with ph crashing and filters not working the best resulting incloudy water so now add 5ml of carbonate on the weekly water change and all is ok

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28 Aug 2016 16:20 #7 by komalley (Kevin OMalley)
Hi Homer,

Where are you based?

kom

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29 Aug 2016 13:32 #8 by Homer (Kevin)
Hi Kom, Glasnevin area.

Kev.

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It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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29 Aug 2016 20:23 #9 by komalley (Kevin OMalley)
Cheers

Could you DM me a mobile....

Would you have a couple of 2Kg cylinder's or a 5Kg?

Thanks kom

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29 Aug 2016 20:28 #10 by Homer (Kevin)
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I have both.

Kev.

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It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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29 Aug 2016 20:30 #11 by komalley (Kevin OMalley)
Hi Kev,

Good name that!!

What's the dame on the 2Kg & the 5 Kg?

How much for a refill?

Thanks

kom

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29 Aug 2016 20:32 #12 by Homer (Kevin)
20 for 2 kg, 30 for 5kg.
Already full!
Kev.

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It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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30 Aug 2016 19:45 #13 by komalley (Kevin OMalley)
Kev,

Are you about on Friday if I want to collect from you?

kom

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30 Aug 2016 19:47 #14 by Homer (Kevin)
Yep, give me a bell when you are coming.

Kev.

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It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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30 Aug 2016 20:12 #15 by komalley (Kevin OMalley)
Good man.

Probably be afternoon.........

kom

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30 Aug 2016 20:34 #16 by Homer (Kevin)
Sound. 2 or 5 kg?

Kev.

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30 Aug 2016 20:38 #17 by komalley (Kevin OMalley)
Ball park.....

What's the life span of a 2Kg vs a 5Kg Co2 FE.....

I'm setting up a 200L tank High energy system......

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30 Aug 2016 20:43 #18 by robert (robert carter)
On my planted 350 litre tropical tank running 2 bubbles a second for 8 hours a day i got slighty over 6 months from a 2kg cylinder

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30 Aug 2016 20:47 #19 by komalley (Kevin OMalley)
Sound.

Can I get one 2Kg and one 5Kg from you?

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30 Aug 2016 20:51 #20 by Homer (Kevin)
No problem.

Kev.

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It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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30 Aug 2016 21:02 #21 by komalley (Kevin OMalley)
Any advice on a regulator?

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02 Sep 2016 22:59 #22 by komalley (Kevin OMalley)
Thanks for your time today Kevin....

Much appreciated...

kom

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02 Sep 2016 23:00 #23 by Homer (Kevin)
My pleasure, lovely to meet you.

Kev.

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It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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