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Old 27-06-2004, 05:09 AM
Albert Owens
 
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Default Got CO2 injection system, now where the hell do I get the CO2 tank?

Just purchased about $400 worth of CO2 equipment (solenoid, bubble
counter, reactor, ph controller, etc.).

I thought it would be a simple phone call to get a CO2 cannister. The
vendor told me to go to the local fire station. They looked at me like
I was crazy. "What do you want a CO2 cannister for?" "Aquarium Plants"
I said. "I've never heard of that" was the reply I got. Anyway they
told me they couldn't help me.

I have tried local hardware stores. None of them offer it.

Tried looking online. Pressurized CO2 can't be shipped.

Did I just blow $400?

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Old 27-06-2004, 05:09 AM
Charles
 
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On Sat, 26 Jun 2004 23:37:48 -0400, Albert Owens
wrote:

Just purchased about $400 worth of CO2 equipment (solenoid, bubble
counter, reactor, ph controller, etc.).

I thought it would be a simple phone call to get a CO2 cannister. The
vendor told me to go to the local fire station. They looked at me like
I was crazy. "What do you want a CO2 cannister for?" "Aquarium Plants"
I said. "I've never heard of that" was the reply I got. Anyway they
told me they couldn't help me.

I have tried local hardware stores. None of them offer it.

Tried looking online. Pressurized CO2 can't be shipped.

Did I just blow $400?



Try a welding supply house.


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Old 27-06-2004, 08:04 AM
Greg G.
 
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Default Got CO2 injection system, now where the hell do I get the CO2 tank?

Albert Owens said:

Just purchased about $400 worth of CO2 equipment (solenoid, bubble
counter, reactor, ph controller, etc.).

I thought it would be a simple phone call to get a CO2 cannister. The
vendor told me to go to the local fire station. They looked at me like
I was crazy. "What do you want a CO2 cannister for?" "Aquarium Plants"
I said. "I've never heard of that" was the reply I got. Anyway they
told me they couldn't help me.

I have tried local hardware stores. None of them offer it.

Tried looking online. Pressurized CO2 can't be shipped.

Did I just blow $400?


I feel your pain... ;-)

I checked into this not long ago and gave up and went back to the DIY
CO2 I had been using.

I live in Atlanta, a large metro area, and thought it would be simple
to get CO2 - NOT!

I was going to buy the CO2 canister - unfilled - along with a 2 stage
regulator and metering valve for $200 via the internet. Then have the
canister filled locally. Good luck!

Typical recomendations a

Fire extinguisher refillers,
Home Brewing supply houses,
Some large liquor stores,
Welding supply houses,
AIRGAS Corp.

BUT - None of the businesses in my area will refill a CO2 tank - or so
they claim over the phone. Some guy 40 miles away wanted me to swap a
nice new, clean, aluminum canister for some crappy rusty steel tank.
Good Luck!

FWIW,
Greg


Greg G.
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Old 27-06-2004, 08:04 AM
The Outcaste
 
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On Sat, 26 Jun 2004 23:37:48 -0400, Albert Owens
bubbled forth the following:

Just purchased about $400 worth of CO2 equipment (solenoid, bubble
counter, reactor, ph controller, etc.).

I thought it would be a simple phone call to get a CO2 cannister. The
vendor told me to go to the local fire station. They looked at me like
I was crazy. "What do you want a CO2 cannister for?" "Aquarium Plants"
I said. "I've never heard of that" was the reply I got. Anyway they
told me they couldn't help me.

I have tried local hardware stores. None of them offer it.

Tried looking online. Pressurized CO2 can't be shipped.

Did I just blow $400?

Look in the phone book for beverage supplies/distributors. You can
also go to any corner store/restaurant that has a soda fountain, they
all use CO2, and ask them who their source is.

HTH

Jerry
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Old 29-06-2004, 03:15 PM
 
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On Sun, 27 Jun 2004 02:15:18 -0400, Greg G. wrote:

Albert Owens said:

Just purchased about $400 worth of CO2 equipment (solenoid, bubble
counter, reactor, ph controller, etc.).

I thought it would be a simple phone call to get a CO2 cannister. The
vendor told me to go to the local fire station. They looked at me like
I was crazy. "What do you want a CO2 cannister for?" "Aquarium Plants"
I said. "I've never heard of that" was the reply I got. Anyway they
told me they couldn't help me.

I have tried local hardware stores. None of them offer it.

Tried looking online. Pressurized CO2 can't be shipped.

Did I just blow $400?


I feel your pain... ;-)

I checked into this not long ago and gave up and went back to the DIY
CO2 I had been using.

I live in Atlanta, a large metro area, and thought it would be simple
to get CO2 - NOT!

I was going to buy the CO2 canister - unfilled - along with a 2 stage
regulator and metering valve for $200 via the internet. Then have the
canister filled locally. Good luck!

Typical recomendations a

Fire extinguisher refillers,
Home Brewing supply houses,
Some large liquor stores,
Welding supply houses,
AIRGAS Corp.

BUT - None of the businesses in my area will refill a CO2 tank - or so
they claim over the phone. Some guy 40 miles away wanted me to swap a
nice new, clean, aluminum canister for some crappy rusty steel tank.
Good Luck!

FWIW,
Greg


Greg G.



Greg, If you live in Edmonton try Oxy-Pro
I Use a 75 lb bottle that will last me a year for 15 tanks
Cost approx $70 C for refill.
I bought my bottle 3 years ago and when I need it refilled It's a
simple exchange for a full bottle.


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Old 01-07-2004, 09:02 AM
Robert H
 
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Where to get a C02 tank?

Look in your yellow pages under welding suppliers, every major city
has at least one, or wholesale beverage suppliers, (they sell C02
tanks to restaurants) or fire extinguisher suppliers, (not fire
stations, that is silly)

I have always bought my tanks and had them refilled at gas/welding
suppliers with no problems what so ever.

Robert Hudson
www.aquabotanic.com
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Old 09-07-2004, 09:03 PM
 
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Default Got CO2 injection system, now where the hell do I get the CO2 tank?

You can order a 2.5 lb filled canister online from:

http://www.aquariumplants.net/cgi-bin/cart/pr750.html



william kossack wrote:

an easy place is a sporting goods store that caters to paintballers
they should both sell tanks and refill them.

an alternative is a privately owned tropical fish store not one of the
chains

Albert Owens wrote:

Just purchased about $400 worth of CO2 equipment (solenoid, bubble
counter, reactor, ph controller, etc.).

I thought it would be a simple phone call to get a CO2 cannister. The
vendor told me to go to the local fire station. They looked at me like
I was crazy. "What do you want a CO2 cannister for?" "Aquarium Plants"
I said. "I've never heard of that" was the reply I got. Anyway they
told me they couldn't help me.

I have tried local hardware stores. None of them offer it.

Tried looking online. Pressurized CO2 can't be shipped.

Did I just blow $400?



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Old 10-07-2004, 03:07 PM
Ann Viverette
 
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Welding shops... AirGas is national. In my city you can find a welding
supply place about every 4 miles it seems, might need to look in the more
industirial parts of town. Try the Yellow Pages under welding supply. Also,
meducal gas supply but it will be more expensive for higher purity guarantee
that you dont' need.


" Barb S wrote in message
news
You can order a 2.5 lb filled canister online from:

http://www.aquariumplants.net/cgi-bin/cart/pr750.html



william kossack wrote:

an easy place is a sporting goods store that caters to paintballers
they should both sell tanks and refill them.

an alternative is a privately owned tropical fish store not one of the
chains

Albert Owens wrote:

Just purchased about $400 worth of CO2 equipment (solenoid, bubble
counter, reactor, ph controller, etc.).

I thought it would be a simple phone call to get a CO2 cannister. The
vendor told me to go to the local fire station. They looked at me like
I was crazy. "What do you want a CO2 cannister for?" "Aquarium Plants"
I said. "I've never heard of that" was the reply I got. Anyway they
told me they couldn't help me.

I have tried local hardware stores. None of them offer it.

Tried looking online. Pressurized CO2 can't be shipped.

Did I just blow $400?





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Old 10-07-2004, 08:08 PM
Rico
 
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Default Got CO2 injection system, now where the hell do I get the CO2 tank?

Let your fingers do the walking. I looked under gas/gases and found
several locations that will fill a CO2 tank.

Rico

On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 13:45:07 GMT, "Ann Viverette"
wrote:

Welding shops... AirGas is national. In my city you can find a welding
supply place about every 4 miles it seems, might need to look in the more
industirial parts of town. Try the Yellow Pages under welding supply. Also,
meducal gas supply but it will be more expensive for higher purity guarantee
that you dont' need.


" Barb S wrote in message
news
You can order a 2.5 lb filled canister online from:

http://www.aquariumplants.net/cgi-bin/cart/pr750.html



william kossack wrote:

an easy place is a sporting goods store that caters to paintballers
they should both sell tanks and refill them.

an alternative is a privately owned tropical fish store not one of the
chains

Albert Owens wrote:

Just purchased about $400 worth of CO2 equipment (solenoid, bubble
counter, reactor, ph controller, etc.).

I thought it would be a simple phone call to get a CO2 cannister. The
vendor told me to go to the local fire station. They looked at me like
I was crazy. "What do you want a CO2 cannister for?" "Aquarium Plants"
I said. "I've never heard of that" was the reply I got. Anyway they
told me they couldn't help me.

I have tried local hardware stores. None of them offer it.

Tried looking online. Pressurized CO2 can't be shipped.

Did I just blow $400?





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Old 21-07-2004, 02:03 AM
CJV
 
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Default Got CO2 injection system, now where the hell do I get the CO2 tank?

Yes,
I have a 10 LB CO2 tank, airgas refills if for about $15 US dollars and it
laste 6 MO.
"Rico" wrote in message
...
Let your fingers do the walking. I looked under gas/gases and found
several locations that will fill a CO2 tank.

Rico

On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 13:45:07 GMT, "Ann Viverette"
wrote:

Welding shops... AirGas is national. In my city you can find a welding
supply place about every 4 miles it seems, might need to look in the more
industirial parts of town. Try the Yellow Pages under welding supply.

Also,
meducal gas supply but it will be more expensive for higher purity

guarantee
that you dont' need.


" Barb S wrote in message
news
You can order a 2.5 lb filled canister online from:

http://www.aquariumplants.net/cgi-bin/cart/pr750.html



william kossack wrote:

an easy place is a sporting goods store that caters to paintballers
they should both sell tanks and refill them.

an alternative is a privately owned tropical fish store not one of the
chains

Albert Owens wrote:

Just purchased about $400 worth of CO2 equipment (solenoid, bubble
counter, reactor, ph controller, etc.).

I thought it would be a simple phone call to get a CO2 cannister. The
vendor told me to go to the local fire station. They looked at me

like
I was crazy. "What do you want a CO2 cannister for?" "Aquarium

Plants"
I said. "I've never heard of that" was the reply I got. Anyway they
told me they couldn't help me.

I have tried local hardware stores. None of them offer it.

Tried looking online. Pressurized CO2 can't be shipped.

Did I just blow $400?









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