Nano Co2 System For A Newbie

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I am looking to add a nano co2 system to my aquarium so I can boost my low tech plants and I was wondering what system you guys would recommend. My aquarium is a 10 gallon long and will soon have fish.
 

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What plants do you have? If you go the CO2 injection route, you're going to have to balance light, nutrients and CO2. Have you tried Seachem Excel yet? I use that in my low tech setups and it works pretty great IMO.
 
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qchris87 said:
What plants do you have? If you go the CO2 injection route, you're going to have to balance light, nutrients and CO2. Have you tried Seachem Excel yet? I use that in my low tech setups and it works pretty great IMO.
I bought a nice T5 and was given some root tabs for in my sand substrate. Right now I am growing some java moss outside my tank under my t5... When it comes down to picking up more plants I am wanting to try some dwarf baby tears, flame moss and maybe some kind of hair grass and or java fern.
 

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Nilocg, green leaf aquariums, co2 art all make nano regulators, I believe all have solenoids as well.

Without solenoid the fluval 88g can be modified to fit a paintball tank (tommywantfishy)(ashenwelt). I have a few of the ista sets (advanced and pro) that work well.
 

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Jocelyn Adelman said:
Nilocg, green leaf aquariums, co2 art all make nano regulators, I believe all have solenoids as well.

Without solenoid the fluval 88g can be modified to fit a paintball tank (tommywantfishy)(ashenwelt). I have a few of the ista sets (advanced and pro) that work well.
And remember! You can always add an external solenoid.
 
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tommywantfishy said:
Ashenwelt & I use the milwaukee solenoid. It is about 50 bucks on Amazon.
tommywantfishy is this what your talking about?

Milwaukee MA957 CO2 Solenoid Diaphram Valve | BeverageFactory.com
 

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The Speeding Sloth said:
tommywantfishy is this what your talking about?

Milwaukee MA957 CO2 Solenoid Diaphram Valve | BeverageFactory.com
Milwaukee Instruments MA955 Solenoid Valve for Co2 Dosing
 
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tommywantfishy Oh shoot I thought you were talking about the regulator plus solenoid lol I've been looking at a 5lb kegco tank and the regulator solenoid combo I just sent. Ever seen these tanks?

Tank: 5 lb. Aluminum Co2 Tank with Red Finish | BeverageFactory.com
 

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The Speeding Sloth said:
tommywantfishy Oh shoot I thought you were talking about the regulator plus solenoid lol I've been looking at a 5lb kegco tank and the regulator solenoid combo I just sent. Ever seen these tanks?

Tank: 5 lb. Aluminum Co2 Tank with Red Finish | BeverageFactory.com
I haven't. I use 2 2.5lb tanks. I believe they are empire paintball tanks. Got a paintball adapter....I use the fluval 88 regulator and have had zero complaints. In my opinion it is better to have 2 smaller tanks than one big tank. Reason is that even with all of the sporting goods stores here, sometimes their machine is messed up, sometimes they are out. A few weeks back I couldnt get co2 for a week & a half. So with 2 tanks you aren't in peril.

I am sure the regulator with solenoid combo would be great. There are some nice combos out there. I like to keep them separated, however....so if 1 malfunctions I don't have to send the whole thing in for warranty work, etc. I have 3 fluval 88 regulators....Solenoid is for pure convenience.
 

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