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post #1 of 5 Old 08-31-2018, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
CO2 valves

Hello - I am new to this forum. I've had a small aquarium for awhile, but am upgrading it to a larger one for more fish/plants. I will be having a CO2 line and have a few questions on valves. Are most people using solenoid valves on timers?
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-02-2018, 08:30 PM
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If your heart is not set on CO2, then API makes a good CO2 additive. There are also tablets but they take a long time to dissolve. I reuse a water bottle and pre-dissolve the tables or use them as weekend food.
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post #3 of 5 Old 09-03-2018, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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If your heart is not set on CO2, then API makes a good CO2 additive. There are also tablets but they take a long time to dissolve. I reuse a water bottle and pre-dissolve the tables or use them as weekend food.
I suppose this is a cheaper solution, but can't be automated.
Did you have a CO2 line and then switched to the tablets or?

From a valve standpoint, I was thinking of getting one of this style from Tameson: https://tameson.co.uk/applications/aquarium/
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-04-2018, 08:30 PM
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I never had CO2, I was afraid something would go wrong while I was gone (4 days a week.) I use API when I am home and tablets while I am gone. Trial and error gave me a way to "automate" the tablets. They take 2 days to really start dissolving and 4 to completely dissolve. I put 1 tablet in every day I am home so 1 tablet completely dissolves almost every day I am gone. I found Flourish root tabs work roughly the same way.


I tried to look at that site but.."
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Aquarium Co-Op is a good source for info. They also put out a podcast. Here is thier take on CO2.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crBqZ4YivNY
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-21-2018, 07:19 AM
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The aquarium filter performs a purifying function, removing chemical and mechanical impurities from the water. In order for it to function correctly, it must be put correctly in the tank. From his work depends the life of all the inhabitants of the aquarium. You can find a lot of aquarium protein skimmer here
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