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Old 02/26/2008, 01:27 PM   #1
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Co2 In Fort Myers

Hey guys, I'm going to be setting up a new 65 gal tank for my girlfriend and I over the next few weeks. I am thinking about using a Ca Reactor for it. Where do you guys get your Co2 tanks and regulators from in Fort Myers and do you get it filled at the same place as well. Also I have never used a Ca Reactor before. I'm trying to get a better idea of runing one. How much is the tank a regulator and how much and how offten to you get it refilled? Thank you for your help..

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Old 02/26/2008, 01:56 PM   #2
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AirGas on Metro Parkway. they are on the east side between Crystal and Danley.

I've heard there was another guy by the airport.....but, I don't know, never been there.


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Old 02/26/2008, 03:32 PM   #3
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I've used Valley National Gas several times ... they used to be called something different .. and have since become a bit expensive. You might want to price shop & call around town.

Right by the old Buy Fish Now @ Daniels & Tree Line BLVD.
http://maps.google.com/maps?client=s...5655711667785#

It'll probably run you about $120 or so for the initial bottle ... a 5 lbs bottle usually lasts most small tank owners over 6 months ... I ran my 20 lbs for about a year, and it was turned way up, and the fitting was leaking.

Refills are fairly cheap .. i think i paid $30 for a 20 lbs refill ... the bottle & regulator is what costs $$.

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http://www.aquariumspecialty.com/cat...roducts_id=460

The milwaukee is decent .. there are way better ones out there, but some they get quiet expensive.


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Old 02/28/2008, 06:57 AM   #4
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Thank you for your help. I think I'm going to hold off for now. Wasn't excepting it to be that much. So in do time.


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Old 02/28/2008, 10:25 AM   #5
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keep your eyes open for a used cylinder & regulator on the sites...... they come up every now & then ....


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Old 02/28/2008, 11:07 AM   #6
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Will do, Thanks!


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Old 03/01/2008, 05:10 PM   #7
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Old 03/01/2008, 09:33 PM   #8
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I saw that on his first thread, I like the new price but from what he was saying it sounds like it is pretty big. I'm setting up a 65 gal and space if tight as it is. So I think it may be more hassle that its worth. But on the other hand you can't beat the price.. I think I'm going to keep look. Thank you for checking that out for me.

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$120 is for the Co2 Tank & regulator ONLY! 5lbs tank is all you'd need, and plenty small. not a bad price. thats what you'll end up paying for a bottle alone locally.


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I realize how old this thread is but I would like to see where people are currently getting their bottles refilled (keyword being refilled, not swapped). I just spoke with airgas and they only swap. Valley doesn't seem the be in fort myers anymore? Fwiw I just purchased a brand new empty co2 10# and don't feel like swapping it for a used one .


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Old 12/10/2013, 09:55 PM   #11
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You may want to post up on www.swfmas.com - more of an audience there....


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