Need Help Setting Up A Co2 System In My 60g

Discussion in 'Plant CO2' started by Freshwater28, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Freshwater28Valued MemberMember

    So far ive these items in my cart but i was looking to see if anyone has better recommendations and what else i will need. ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1523663024.446358.jpg
  2. DutchAquariumWell Known MemberMember

    You definetly need check valves and a bubble counter. check valves keep the water from flowing back into the co2 tank. Bubble counter lets you monitor how much co2 is going into the aquarium. Others things you might consider but you don't need is a co2 regulator with timer. Unless you want to always manualying turn your tank off every night, i would get these. It's also good to get extra diffusers since they tend to break rather easy and for cleaning, since you can take one out and soak it in hydrogen peroxide to remove the algae. For co2 fillups, sports stores won't fill up tanks over 5lbs, but any specialty beer store will for usually around $8. My 10 gallon co2 tank usually lasts 4 months.
  3. Freshwater28Valued MemberMember

    Thank you, how long can a 5l last? For the diffusers do you have any recommendation?
  4. DutchAquariumWell Known MemberMember

    I can't help you with the 5l but for diffusers, i've used many, and i believe the pollen ones are the best. they don't appear to leak c02 as much as others and have very fine bubbles.
  5. ILLBETHEJUDGEValued MemberMember

    you are missing the solenoid. If you are trying to use the set up is better to go low pressure and use a reactor instead of a diffuser.
  6. ILLBETHEJUDGEValued MemberMember

    i made mine with stuff from ebay and is working perfectly fine.

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