July 27, 2017

CO2 Fertilization Kit for Nano Aquariums



The suggested kit here was successfully tested through my engagement with nano aquriums and kept the best parts of all makes.

The contents of the kit are: UP CO2 Regulator Pro A-152 with solenoid and needle valves, a Bubble counter with Check valve, an ADA disposable cylinder stand, Silicone 4/6 mm tube and Dennerle Crystal line CO2 diffusor mini.

Contents of the kit: CO2 Regulator w/ Solenoid valve, Bubble counter with Check valve, disposable cylinder stand, Silicone 4/6 mm tube and Dennerle CO2 diffusor.

UP CO2 Regulator A-153 w/ Solenoid and Needle valve


UP CO2 Regulator Pro A-152 Boxed
UP CO2 Regulator Pro has an integrated Output pressure manometer as well as an integrated Solenoid valve and a precision needle valve. It is accompanied by an adapter for standard CO2 cylinder valves.
The regulator has pre-set external pressure at 1 bar and its solenoid valve has low power consumption operating at low temperature, therefore low heat emissions.

UP CO2 Regulator Pro with adapter for standard CO2 cylinder valves bagged. 

Mounting on an Aluminium Disposable CO2 Cylinder

Sample Disposable 80 gr CO2 cylinder with UP CO2 Regulator mounted in vertical orientation.

UP A-152 Regulator Pro on sample disposable 80 gr CO2 cylinder with output pressure manometer detail.

Optional Mounting on a Refillable CO2 Cylinder

Requires included adapter for standard CO2 cylinder valves.

Which is easily attached by means of the also included large Allen Hex key

Sample Refillable 350 gr CO2 cylinder with UP CO2 Regulator mounted in horizontal orientation

UP A-152 Regulator Pro on sample Refillable 350 gr CO2 cylinder detail

ADA Disposable Cylinder Stand



Bubble Counter with Check Valve


Having had used the Dennerle Crystal line complete nano kit as well as identical Chinese Check Valve and Bubble counter clones made of glass to my frustration, I decided that the only good part in the set was the glass diffuser. The glass check valve never worked well, flooding both the bubble counter and the check valve chambers.

Therefore a less sophisticated by a lot safer solution was adopted in this part. A plastic tube with non-return CO2 valve and a suction holder 16 mm.

A plastic tube with non-return CO2 valve and a suction holder 16 mm.


Dennerle Crystal Line CO2 Diffusor Mini


Dennerle Crystal Line CO2 Diffusor Mini out of the box

The quality of the ceramic membrane and the protective packaging is what you pay for a Dennerle product.

High Quality CO2 Silicone Tube


1.8 m High Pressure Silicone tube for CO2 and / or O3

Note: The CO2 Cylinders appearing in this article are for illustration only and are not considered part of the kit.

Thank you for viewing.
All Photos © 2007-2017 S.C.Vlachos

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