CO2 Setup

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  1. Philip
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    Hi guys,

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    This setup as per image 1 is with solenoid R 995.00
    Image 2 is pH controller ( on special ) R 995.00 , normal price R1395.00
    Image 3 is the 2 kg bottle with normal regulator without solenoid , bottle R 395.00
    regulator R 295.00 . Remember to fill the bottle costs only R 40.00 extra.

    To have a hassle free system, the first image together with the CO2 bottle (2kg) will be your best bet, but if money is an issue. Go for the image 3 but you will physically have to close the valve at night to avoid excess CO2 in aquarium. This bottle under normal circumstances will last +- 6 months.
    I hope this answers your questions. :chee
     
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    Thanks very much for posting that, Philip. It's good to see that affordable pressurised CO2 is finally available in SA.

    One more question, if you went with the 2kg bottle, where is it possible to refill the canister?
     
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    Hi Ryan
    Any fire exstinguisher place.
     
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    Hi all!Thx Phillip.

    Where do I get this setup?H2O?

    Should i see an improvement over my Yeats kit?
     
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    You will see a massive improvement over the yeast. The tank is much more stable and you're less likely to run into algae problems. It's a very good kit and the price is fantastic.
     
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    Thx Cameron.Now the think is my tank is only about 110 liters.Will this not be overkill?And I have a ladder defuser that came with the yeast kit.Can I use that?
     
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    Hi there

    You can use the ladder diffuser, it will still work. I am running presurized on a 50cm tank and its growing like crazy.

    You can adjust the number of bubbles per second with this kit, so it definitely is much more stable than DIY
     
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    Cool thx Andre.Im not sure why exactely Press c02 will be betetr that yeast otehr than just that its a stable amoutn of c02 in the tank.Is it more pure c02 aswell???

    Ive like never seen perling in my tank?Is this maybe why?Running at about 4 WPG
     
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    Wow, that really are good prices.

    So let me just make sure. To have an auto dosing system it would cost me R995 + R995 + R395 = R 2385 ?
     
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    If you don't want the pH controller then it will only be R995 + R395, but this means you have to manually shut it off at night. Which does not seem like such a bad thing to me, you'll just have to make sure your KH is above 3.5 degrees in order to avoid large pH swings aswell.
     
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    I dont know about the pureness of the CO2, but even when using the Sodastream bottle it lasts about 2 months. I have 2 bottles so when the one is getting low I swap it around for another and refill the empty one. Also, I dont know how you would adjust the bubble rate with DIY?

    In any case. my riccia is constantly pearling, while the other plants also pearl, especially afer water changes and dosing Dirk se Druppels :)
     
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    hahah VERY NICE!

    THX man!
     
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    Phillip does your regulator have a needle valvue?
     
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    I spoke to my fire extinguisher supplier today. he says that hes done a CO2 tank for another hobbyist
    where he modified the bottle , me thinks he changed the valve or added a tap valve making a regulator unnecesary .Total cost R415
    maybe this would work
     
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    Well there we go, if I buy the pH controller, speak to a local fire extinguisher supplier and make arrangements with Cameron’s courier services to get the controller up to Joburg, then Phillip you have a sale. Would I be able to adapt the extinguisher to your unit?
     
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    Yunus, I'd be very wary of a DIY regulator on pressurised CO2. The gas is kept at such a high pressure, the last thing you want is for something to go wrong. Then there's also end of tank dumps to worry about - as soon as some low quality regulators detect that there is no more fluid left in the canister they let all the CO2 out. That'll give you some pretty dead fish.
     
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    Both the regulators have a valve to control the amount of CO2.
     
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    The pH controller monitors to CO2 level aswell as controls it, but remember the pH controller requires a solenoid which plugs into the controller to control the CO2. If you purchase the regulator that has the built in solenoid unit , the cables plugs directly into it.
     
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    Hi Yunus
    Why pay R415.00 to modify a bottle and not add a regulator to it, it defeats the object. My bottle comes complete with the correct thread for the regulator.
     

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