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I'm ready to turn up the tech on my planted tanks and try some more carbon-demanding plants.

I'd like to make sure whatever regulator/valve setup I get is pretty steady--I am likely to miss days monitoring it, and I'd like for there to be very little drift in the rate of gas delivery over the course of, say, a week or two. I imagine the all-in-one kits at J&L are optimized for saltwater hobbyists' calcium reactors or whatever else the reefers use pressurized CO2 for, and I'm not sure if there's a different tolerance for variation in CO2 delivery rate in that application, or if reefers are more likely to rely on a pH controller to keep things steady.

I hope to use a solenoid/timer and drop checker to get things dialed in and just let the system run for the most part, so my maintenance time is spent on plants and not equipment. :)

Someday, I may upgrade to a nice dual-stage regulator, but I don't want to build from scratch this time around. If anyone who's used the J&L kits for planted tanks can weigh in on how much ongoing adjustment they require, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks!
 

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Their units can also be used for freshwater applications. You may want to upgrade the needle valve for more precise CO2 distribution.

Best regards,

Stuart


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