What CO2 Setup are you rocking?

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    Hi All

    Ok, so I went through all/most the threads regarding CO2, which mainly were about the Cylinders, rather than the complete setup. (I need one)

    I think it would be nice to have a place where people can specify their rigs, and if they would recommend them, or not.

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    On my WWW travels, I found this:
    http://www.aquariumplants.com/CarbonDoser_Electronic_Co2_Regulator_p/co2.htm
    If someone knows of a small enough valve / solenoid, I can get one of my friends to build something similar.

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    Transfire charges R850 for a 5kg Fe, Filled, with the Gate Valve, fitted. Should you be interested.
     
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    I use the Up Aqua dual gauge non pressure adjustable regulator with a 2kg CO2 fire extinguisher with a normal squeeze valve [​IMG]
     
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    I've had and tested many, but my fav is still the single stage pressure adjustable Oxyturbo reg's with Bavaria Fluidtec solenoids.

    [​IMG]
     
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    2kg wheel valve CO2 extinguisher (Novamarine)
    Up Aqua A-164 working pressure adjustable, dual gauge regulator (ebay)
    Ista 3-1 diffuser/bubble counter/non return valve (Sams)
     
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    Please don't buy into their marketing crap. It's good kit but their bold claim of "worlds best" regulator is a stretch. The solenoid is a Clippard mouse solenoid, I've posted about it on here before. The Clippard mouse is the most expensive part of their fancy named carbon doser. You'd be wise to get someone to build one for you and do a better job at it.

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    haha... My friend started playing with these, Raspberry Pi thingy-me-jobbies, and can essentially build just about anything with it. I think this will be a good little project for him. Need to look for some Clippard's then...

    http://netram.co.za/163-raspberry-p...fEBL-Ee8J3zTfTzqwIrDWLSH6Fu8SKY9NFCeQgKLw_wcB
    That, coupled with a 3D printer, and I recon he might be unstoppable.

    Ps. did you know, that you can just about print yourself a 3D printer, once you have a 3D printer?
     

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