Is this hydor advanced co2 set any good?

Discussion in 'Carbon Dioxide (CO2)' started by aaronnorth, 26 Feb 2008.

  1. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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  2. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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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
     
  3. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    Thanks, read FE guide, i still worked it out at £80. I have found almost exact same, if not same on AE it is £11 for 500g
     
  4. milla

    milla Member

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    600g disposable co2 - £8- machine mart
     
  5. nickmcmechan

    nickmcmechan Member

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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
     
  6. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     
  7. 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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