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Old 02-14-2020, 05:22 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
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0195T6TFQ...v_ov_lig_dp_it

FZONE Aquarium CO2 Regulator DC Solenoid Mini Dual Gauge Display with Bubble Counter and Check Valve for US Standard CGA320 Co2 Cylinder
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T3S2W6G...v_ov_lig_dp_it


STARSIDE Aquarium CO2 Regulator,U Shape Aquarium CO2 Diffuser Check Glass Tube Suction Cup
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CN7ZM3M...v_ov_lig_dp_it


AQUATEK CO2-Proof Tubing 16 Feet
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008UCOFJW...v_ov_lig_dp_it

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.

https://www.aquariumadvice.com/begin...-planted-tank/
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/carbon-dioxide-systems/
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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.

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