Why so negative garuf? I can assure you it's nothing like the Hydor one, I had one of those and it was rubbish! This one is awesome, it's got a proper sexy little metal reg and it's accurate as heck. The diffuser is the standard little one like the Dennerle one or the unbranded ones from ebay. The bubble counter is clear plastic and not quite as cool as the glass ones but it counts bubble none the less. It's the hanger that it really cool IMO, when i heard that i was getting one, i'd already got the acrylic bender out to try and make one for the festival but when i got it it was all supplied, well chuffed.Garuf said:If it's anything like the hydor one it'll be crap, I had the hydor one and to get good levels of co2 you'd use a bottle in 2 weeks and then they were super expensive to replace in the end I moved over to a real reg and a fe, the tiny bottles are nice aesthetically and for the tank size but they're a luxury in cost.
Garuf, you called it "crap" in the first post and then said you liked it in the next? Apparently it's "crap" purely because it's expensive to run ? I've just bought an ADA Solar 1, halides are expensive to run but is that crap? In your second post you've given the readers much more info on the hydor kit and thats how it should have been referenced in the first place IMO. If your into keeping costs to a minimum then there is no disputing that an FE is the way forward but lets not discount every other option based on a bad experience that you once had with an entirely different product from a different manufacturer hey.Garuf said:I'll stick with my fe's for the minute thanks dan .
Which Hydor are you refering to? the tiny one with the metal stand and egg shaped reg? Because that's the one I had and even at Â£8 for a bottle it was still costing me Â£16 a month compared with the FE which gives me 6months at Â£25. I liked all the gubbins that came with it and found it accurate but it's biggest flaw was it's tiny size bottles which run out so so quickly and were difficult to source. I'd have liked to be able to use a paintball cannister like the red sea ones but they're banned in the uk for what ever reason I don't know.
I'll concede that they're nice to look at (I wouldn't attach mine to the tank, it makes the tank look like it's carrying a back pack on a big hike) but I'm still not so sure they're a clever purchase if economy is your drive.