Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:54 pm Post subject: pressurized co2 for a 40Litre/10g tank?
Iam exploring on various co2 options for my first planted tank of 45cm L , 35cm w, 35cm H which if of ~ 40L capacity.
Do you think pressurized co2 would be an overkill for this small size? Iam considering pressurized co2 because of ease of use unlike the diy co2.
Iam thinking to grow carpet plants in it.
Can someone please suggest if this is a good option.
How about buying these from the below online stores as shown below, which costs around 8k for an advanced co2 kit with solenoid.etc. Also, how easy it is to refill the cylinder in hyderabad and cost of refilling for a 1kg cyclinder.
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Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:07 pm Post subject: Re: pressurized co2 for a 40Litre/10g tank?
It is worth investing in a pressurized co2 kit.
ONE BIG PIECE OF ADVICE:
IF YOU ARE GETTING A REFURBISHED CYLINDER, ASK FOR PRESSURE TEST CERTIFICATE and CHECK MANUFACTURING DATE.
DONT BUY CYLINDER IF ITS OLDER THAN 15 yrs.
month and year of MANUFACTURE is stamped on the cylinder. IF the paint is so much that it is not visible, chances are you are getting a scrapped cylinder that was given a paint job. I learnt it the hard way and lost money when my refiller refused to refill the cylinder telling me its very old and dangerous. I had him remove the valve and then sold it as scrap so that it does not find its way back into the market.
Can someone advice if pressurized co2 is a right fit for 40litre tank?Iam hoping it wont be an overkill?
I have used it successfully on a much smaller 8G/30 litre tank, so you should be fine.
In my knowledge, a pressurized Co2 is the best thing you can get for your planted tank other than right lights.
I would suggest you also get a good co2 drop checker (look up ebay.in) to tell you the co2 levels in the tank.
Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:58 pm Post subject: Re: pressurized co2 for a 40Litre/10g tank?
There is nothing called overkill in a tank unless you follow the correct level, you can even keep co2 for 25cm tank only thing you need to adjust the outflow correctly according to your tank size best co2 drop checker, in your case co2 will come for longer period to fill it.
Like preetam said try to get new co2 just find co2 dealers and filling stations they will have small tank 2kg,3kg,4kg and all, if you interested in DIY you can build your own regulator with dual gauge and solenoid all together wont even cross 4-5k in total.
If you need help will dismantle mine and will show you how to fix one by one. it's so easy to build your own co2 only thing you need to get co2 cylinder, take your time and go and ask welding shops were they refill the tank and goto that place because most of the companies will have oxygen,nitrogen and co2 fillings and cylinders for sale.
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