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Old 03-27-2004, 11:17 PM   #1
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Placing Order TONIGHT and need some advise....

Ok... Ordering my CO2 system from Aquatic-Store.com along with 2 200watt Ebo-Jager heaters.

I decided on their Combo 4 which included:
co2 regulator, bubble counter, and automatic ph shutoff sms122 with reactor 1000

First question do I need any of the following?
Bubble counter fluid 60 ml
All 3 bottles of 4, 7, and 10 ph solutions for sms 122 controller
CO2-Proof Tubing by the 12 FT

Also I figured I would order my Test Kit at the same time but not sure which one to get, Any ideas?

Anything else you think I might be missing please let me know.

Thanks Jeff

New 90gal Tank Setup
1 to 2 canister filters (FREE)
2x55watt @5000k
1x96watt @6700k (thinking of getting another 96watt, What do you think?)
2 - 200watt Ebo-Jager heaters
CO2 System

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research, research, research. Make sure you have a knowledgable understanding of water chemistry. It will more than pay for itself in the end.
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Old 03-28-2004, 07:42 AM   #3
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You do not need bubble counter fluid. Most people use plain water.
You will need at least two pH calibration solutions. I would recommend 4 and 7 since your pH is more likely to between those two points.
You should probably get the CO2 resistant tubing which is silicone and minimizes the diffusion of gas through the tubing. Any type of silicone airline tubing should work though. Check for best price.
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Old 03-28-2004, 07:47 AM   #4
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I'm curious how you make out Jeff. I was going to order my CO2 system from them. I've also got a lot of questions which I thought I would ask them personally. Two things give me reason to be a skeptic about aquatic-store.com.

1. They have yet to answer my email
2. When I phone I only get an answering machine.

If you have a different experience with them (or are satisfied), I'd like to hear about it.
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I will just chime in here about aquatic-store.com. I ordered my Kasselmann book and had a similar experience where my Paypal payment was received but no book, and no answer to my e-mail, until the third time. The price was not to be found elsewhere on the net, new or used, so I was satisfied, but I had to pester them. I was referred there by Betowess, and he might be able to offer an opinion.

MrChameleon, as far as test kits are concerned you will need ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH (I use an electronic meter), maybe phosphate and iron as well, but I don't know how reliable iron tests are. Get liquid reagent test kits, not the paper dip strips. Oh, I do love shopping!
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Old 04-04-2004, 10:08 AM   #6
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Actually our co2proof tubing is not the silicone.

Ours will not harden. crack and is not flimsy like silicone.
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