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#1 gjohnson1989

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 06:52 PM

Looking to start a planted aquarium in the next few months. I want to do a pressurized co2 system. With that said, can I get some suggestions for good brands that make bubble counters, solenoids, regulators, needle valves, etc? 

 

It's going to be a 10 gallon tank and probably just have a Betta or some freshwater shrimp. 

 

Thanks in advance!



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Posted 20 July 2016 - 05:25 PM

With a tank that small i would make a diy co2 and hide it behind the tank

Or do a dirted tank

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 06:53 PM

I tried the DIY thing and I didn't like it. I'd rather just get a nice rig set up and do it the right way the first time.

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 06:59 PM

Green leaf aquariums has good top of the line equipment. scars always mentions to use a dual stage regulator so the pressure evens out as the co2 lowers keeping your system stable and reducing the risk of gasing out fish. If you go and spend money here on a nice co2 system you can always use on a bigger tank if you really get into it.



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Posted 20 July 2016 - 08:08 PM

Yeah that was the plan. You can always scale it back and go smaller but you can rarely ramp it up and go bigger without new gear. Thanks for the info, Lebowski.

#6 Trav

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 08:07 AM

I'd go custom reg, take a look on plantedtanks for sale section and you should find some good guys who will put together a top quality setup for you.

CO2 is one thing you do not want to cheap out on if you're going to do it, faulty rigs can cost u $$$$ if you start keeping nice fish as opposed to just a straight planted tank where worst thing that can happen is algae growth due to stuff going wrong.
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Posted 22 July 2016 - 02:05 AM

What plants are u planning on keeping?

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 04:45 PM

Greg I've got my pressurized system still if you wanna buy it.  Its this same package

http://piranhakeeper...theson-co2-rig/








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