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post #1 of 5 Old 08-07-2007, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Where to get a CO2 cylinder/fill-up?

Where in the US (Northern VA) do you think I could get a 5lb CO2 bottle and get one filled? Home Depot? Loews?

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-07-2007, 02:14 PM
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Welding supply store, sporting facility that does paint ball cylinders, machine shop or similar.
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-07-2007, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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I was quoted 115$ for a 5lb bottle (with bottle) of CO2! about twice what I was expecting. How long would that last for a 90gal and PH around 6.5-7?

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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That seems really high. I think I have seen others that have gotton 5lb. bottles for $70 or there abouts. I would go for a 10lb though just because of the szie of the tank. I think every gallon of CO2 last about a week per 50 gallons but this is just off the top of my head. Most say that a 55 can run off a 5lb for about 6 months give or take depending on how high your CO2 levels are.
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post #5 of 5 Old 08-07-2007, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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A local paintball field says 4$/20oz == 16$/5lb. So maybe the other place thought I said 50lbs? No idea.

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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