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Old 01-30-2014, 06:36 PM
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I just filled up my 10lb Co2 tank for my calcium reactor. No it's not the first time. $43.50 seems pretty steep in price. What are you guys paying?
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:03 PM
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For my 20 pound bottles it was 36 in the city it would last me about 2 months, no leaks

That's why I switched to dosing ballin salts saves going there to deal with them, I always keep 2 bottles to save the hassle of running out.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:28 PM
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For my 20 pound bottles it was 36 in the city it would last me about 2 months, no leaks

That's why I switched to dosing ballin salts saves going there to deal with them, I always keep 2 bottles to save the hassle of running out.
Yea I'd say I'm getting hosed
I asked for a price on a 20lb bottle for a spare and it's $250
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It might have something to do with other agricultural uses around BC causing a supply shortage.
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I pay 45 for my 20lb including getting it tested
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I get 80 lb tanks filled up by Praxair for $60... $40 for 10 lb seems excessive. My work gets a discount, so I'd expect 80 lbs to about $80-100 from a regular customer.


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Old 01-30-2014, 08:54 PM
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I called Praxair and its $28 there. I'm pretty sure a local reefer told me that Praxair will no longer fill or I would of went there. 2 fills ago at the same place I went today had to recertify my bottle. I'm betting the girl charged me the same as she said she looked at my last invoice.
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Tell them you're fighting Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect by trapping CO2 emissions and storing them for humankind in your tanks. Ask for a Green discount next time
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I have about 250 gallons of water all together my main display is a 120 gallon sps tank. With that said my reactor has been running on this system for over a year and a half now my guage has barely even gone down in that time maybe 50 psi why are you guys going thru so much co2 I am using a jet stream 1 Not sure of the bottle size.by the way I have a lot of sps sucking calcium up.

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Not sure why I was going through so much, before on the 250g the bottle would last 4-6 months and I had way more corals and clams it seemed, water volume now is 550 gallons, running a large calcium reactor and was running it off a needle valve about 4 drops per second. Switched to dosing and at 250 ml a say
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