Does anyone know of a good place to get these? I found some on E-Bay, but I am not familiar with any of the sellers (never shopped E-Bay before)
Thanks! I am just using excel now, but the co2 will be coming soon :lol:. I set up my 6th tank last night (2 are plant trimings only) so I can undivide the 20 and get the co2 flowing just right....Ebay works nice, or AquaBid.
These plants do best with co2 injection and high lighting, I wouldn't recommend for a tank without co2 just so you know. I don't remember if your tanks had co2 or not!
The tank I found is steel, and they swap; I don't care what it looks like as long as it works right. It was recommended to try a paintball place, but those are few and far between here, and don't seem to stay in business.Green leaf aquariums has the nice and pricey regulators, but I just got a basic aquatek regulator with solenoid for about $80 bucks on ebay. Now for the tank, you can just get on ebay or any welding shop near by. I think I payed like $60 or $80 bucks for a 10 pound steel tank. You can get steel or aluminum tank and doesn't matter which one you choose, because the only difference between the two is aluminum is lighter then steel that's it lol. Just keep in mind, if you know any places that does refills ask them first if they swap or refill the old tank. If they swap then paying for a pricey aluminum tank might be swap for a ugly steel tank, reason why I got a steel tank instead. Now, it's also good to grab a drop checker to check your CO2 levels or you can test your PH and KH. There is a CO2 chart online when testing PH and KH, just google it. I like using the drop checkers, because it's easy and simple with out the hassle of testing your waters.
Yay! way cheaper than excel. I think he said the swap was $10 or $12, but everything on the island is more, but it's in between work and home which makes it very convenient.10 pound tank should last you for a while. I'd say around 5 or 6 months and the swap where I'm at is only $8 bucks.
What kind of light are you running? I hear high light brings out reds very nicely. I also hear low nitrates around 5ppm and more iron can also bring out the red color, but this is what I read and hear from other people. I really need to learn how to keep red plants, because my next project is dealing with only red plants in the background/midground. Alternanthera reineckii mini plant I want looks naturally red, but I guess I'll see what happens when I run high light, CO2, heavy ferts, and amazonia aqua soil.Certainly is! My Dwarf Lily was always red! Almost looked like a Tiger honestly ^_^