Is this hydor advanced co2 set any good?

Themuleous

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That hydor set runs off a 74g cylinder, which on all but the smallest of tanks is only going to last a few days and week at the most. With replacements costing £13 each it starts getting very expensive, very fast.

That D&D kit would be a better option if a little pricey at the start. You can get welding 600g disposable cylinders on ebay for around 10quid ->

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Co2-Gas-Disposabl ... dZViewItem

Don't get the D&D replacements, you are paying for the name.

BTW have you red my guide to fire extinguisher CO2? Its by far the cheapest option for most people.

Sam
 

nickmcmechan

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i had the hydor, was using it on a 180l and the cylinder lasted only 10days, i wouldn't use on anything more than 30l...good for a nano where you want to keep the system discreet

i sold mine and bought another kit on ebay, cost £100 including 500g bottle, reactor, solenoid, tubing; its pretty good and i bought a second one!

let me know if you want the link
 

LondonDragon

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For the Hydor Professional system with the dual gauges you can actually get an adpter for it so you can connect it to a FE or any other CO2 cylinder. Not disposables though.
 

nry

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I got the D-D set from http://www.aquatics-online.co.uk for £99 delivered - if you spend £100 you get free delivery so I bought something like fish food for a few quid. Only thing is mine came with a powered diffuser pump which may be OK in a larger tnak but was way too big for my 15-gallon. Stuck it on a ceramic diffuser originally then moved to an external reactor. Either way it is good value with a solenoid included. I use non-original CO2 bottles and have wondered if Machine Mart etc do an equivalent bottle, seems they do!
 

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