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Old 02-14-2020, 04:22 PM   #1
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Starting CO2

I have a 5 gallon betta tank that I want to start CO2 in. This would be the first time really diving into it. I have picked out items on amazon after much research that I think that I need. They are:

Maddog Aluminum Paintball Tank - 20 oz

FZONE Aquarium CO2 Regulator DC Solenoid Mini Dual Gauge Display with Bubble Counter and Check Valve for US Standard CGA320 Co2 Cylinder

STARSIDE Aquarium CO2 Regulator,U Shape Aquarium CO2 Diffuser Check Glass Tube Suction Cup

AQUATEK CO2-Proof Tubing 16 Feet

Is this all that I need? I want to keep this as cheap as possible so any help would be great. I realize that I would probably need an adapter for the regulator. I wanted to get the Fluval CO2 kit but after much research it sounds like this is the best route. Any help or tips would be great, thank you!

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Here are some helpful articles, plus there are numerous threads with more info.


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Does it come with a needle valve? Something to fine tune in the bubbles per second rate.
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Hello fox...

Are you planning to keep demanding plants? If you use CO2, you need to provide strong lighting. The two go together. CO2 is a bit pricey and tricky to set up and run for most folks.

Just a thought.

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