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ProFlora u001 fit other disposable bottles?

Greengeek

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Hi, as the heading says I have a ProFlora u001 regulator and I’m wondering if the fitting is universal size or bespoke? Would it fit a disposable gas bottle from somewhere like tool station and how can I tell? I think the connection thread is M 10 x 1?

Just looking for cheaper (and faster) ways to get co2, I can’t go the FE route as it’s a nightmare getting refills. My local Maidenhead refills my standard bottles (500g and 2kg) but works out more expensive than buying JBL disposable bottles. If I can use something like these on my third CO2 system it’s gonna be much cheaper! Especially since Tool Station is so close to my work.

https://www.toolstation.com/disposable-gas-bottle/p89126
 

dgilbert2

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Hi @Greengeek , I guess you have sorted all this out now?

I'm in a similar position, although I went for the ProFlora u504 with a v002 solenoid. (Although not the cheapest, works flawlessly and I'm really pleased with it. I don't have the pressure gauges with the u504, but cosmetically better suited for my needs and with the smaller ceramic diffuser. Only pain is the needle valve which is very sensitive to adjust the bubble rate, but once set seems very constant).

In terms of the disposable CO2 cannisters, I've learnt that you need to watch out for their content, both in terms of weight and whether they contain Argon, which you do not want. Halfords sell the SIP 600g CO2 cannister (Machine Mart another option), especially as you getting 600g :). Halfords SIP CO2 Cannister. All cannisters I've seen sold in the UK seem to come with a compatible M10x1 outlet.

For info, I've attached the SIP datasheet as it also mentions suitability for use in aquariums, Happy days ;)

What did you end up doing in the end?
 

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Greengeek

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Hi, I ended up getting rid of all my disposable bottles and using Fire Extinguishers. Unfortunately my largest tank is still not cost effective using CO2 as I go through 4kg a month. But I’ve adapted it to plants that are less demanding.

Im using 2Kg FE on my smaller setups and they are working out fine with cheap regulators of eBay.
 

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