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Old 06-11-2009, 01:34 PM   #1
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co2 system question

hi im thinking of buying a co2 system and i don't want to spend loads of money! im just wondering if this item on ebay is any good? heres a link if you wanna check it out for yourself!http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=250305632412&Category= 66794&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D2
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:58 PM   #2
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The item you've listed is just the bubble counter (#4 in the diagram), not the whole system. It's pretty, but it's only 1 piece of the system.

If you're not wanting to spend lots of money, a bubble counter can be made out of a water bottle and a little bit of tubing much cheaper than the price they want.
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:11 PM   #3
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ok what about this difuser is it aby good?
S3 CO2 Diffuser - Aquarium 55 Gallon Tank Glassware - eBay (item 250392325667 end time Jun-17-09 00:03:27 PDT)
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That looks like a nice diffuser. You have to be careful with them if you use DIY (yeast method) co2. It doesn't always generate enough pressure to work with glass diffusers....and can cause built up pressure in the bottles...not good! It does sometimes work though....won't know until you try it.
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:55 PM   #5
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any more advice would be much appreciated
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:36 PM   #6
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i just use an airstone...since i heard over time those glass diffusors get clogged up...
but those diffusors must be worth it since they are in the market for long and people keep buying them for DIY set ups
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:53 PM   #7
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yes ive herd that too, but ive also herd that airstones are a waste of time! so im in two minds weather to get it or not? is there any other defuser that is good?
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Another option is to put a piece of bamboo chopstick in the end of the CO2 line. Bamboo is very porous and will break the gas into a fine spray.

Just about as cheap as you can get, of course, you'll have to treat yourself to a Chiness dinner first. Oh Well!
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:59 AM   #9
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ok cool ive found this and wondered how long it will last for and is it worth buying?

Full Co2 System Kit for Plant Fresh Salt Aquarium on eBay, also Cleaning Water Treatments, Fish, Pet Supplies, Home Garden (end time 19-Jun-09 17:03:45 BST)
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If you have more than a quart sized tank, no.
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