Jbl c02

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  1. f-fish

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    I bit the bullet and ordered some JBL kit ... after a looooooooong wait it arrived.

    Got a few items:
    ProFlora bio160
    ProFlora m602 CO² Fertilizer Set
    Extra ProFlora Taifun CO² Reactor + extenders and some spares.

    I installed the m602 set into my 4ft last weekend.

    First impressions: Everything fits - connection are snug, tubing in the kits sufficient, non-return valve good. The 12 volt solenoid valve comes with a 110 - 240V power adapter.

    I really like the Taifun reactors ... after a few days almost no bubbles make it to the top and all CO2 seems to be dissolve ( you can actually see them reduce in size) - the Taifun has a pipe connection on the collection cap to allow the extra CO2 so be sucked in via a venturi etc.

    They add loads of "free" fertz, CO2 testing stuff - but all this I am scared to use (might just like it) getting singles stock is a bugger.

    I like the included bubble counter - nice idea, this could easily be built in a DIY effort.

    Biggest concern is going to be the refill of the CO2 - I need to investigate this a bit more since it has a

    W21.8 x 1/14" thread - no clue who would be able to refill it.

    I'd love to get the 603 at some stage - that ph control looks way cool.

    The rest of the kit will go into future projects.

    Later Ferdie





     
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    Pictures Ferdie.. Pictures...
     
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    My bad ...

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    The included 500g CO2 fits nicely under my 4ft. I have no idea how long 500g lasts.

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    I really like this reactor ... some say it is unstable, difficult to secure, but I prefer this above my other ladder. This one is hidden behind some driftwood / plants in the right corner of the tank. The nice thing about this unit it that it is very modular - you can add or remove reactor segments depending on your tanks depth or CO2 needs.

    Later F

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    Vis Gerhard

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    Very cool little setup.
     
  6. oscar freak

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    and the grand total?
     
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    f-fish

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    For the whole box of toys - R3k - probably a bit more now.

    Still need to connect the rest of the kit to another planted tank, but that is on a back burner for now.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    one more thing,how big is the tank?
     
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    4 ft .. but plants are low tech with a low CO2 rate and medium light ...
     
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    Closing the loop ... Yes now these products - or at least the latest version of them will be available in SA :thumbup:. Saw the CO2 kits that will be on offer, the Taifun reactors - nice even for DIY CO2.

    My JBL regulator is one of the few CO2 setups that I have always kept going ... so it has a good 5-6 years of service in it already and still going strong.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    @f-fish

    Sorry I know this is an old thread. I just want to know how was your experience with JBL CO2 kits ?
    I am looking at the JBL M502 kit but want to know how well its works and it seems you have used their kit before.

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    Still got it .. still works when needed ... great kit.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    How long does the cannisater last Ferdie?
     
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    that is math - depends how many bubbles you push per second
     

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