Inspiring video of planted tank aquascape with GLA CO2 System & Atomic CO2 diffuser

We are honored to have provided the custom GLA CO2 system and Atomic CO2 diffuser for this inspiring planted tank installation. Thank you to our awesomely talented customer for sharing this video. It brings us so much joy to see the start of a beautiful aquascape and a passion for the planted tank hobby!! We love this planted tank!

GLA PRO-SS CO2 Collection – Stainless Steel!

We are proud to introduce our newest addition to our PRO-series, the GLA PRO-SS regulator and CO2 systems, available in single and dual stage options. These stainless steel beauties are engineered to meet the highest expectations in CO2 distribution and be a lifetime investment.

The GLA PRO-series CO2 regulators lead the way in adaptive CO2 distribution. Our innovative modular manifold, allows the user to add manifold blocks with ease, and expand CO2 supply, independently, to up to 5 aquariums. Our PRO-series regulators can adapt to the expansion of your aquarium system, allowing you to use one regulator for multiple tanks. We make sure that when you invest in our professional CO2 equipment, you invest in a single regulator that can grow with you and last a lifetime.

The GLA PRO-SS CO2 regulators feature:

  • High purity stainless steel regulator body
  • High purity stainless steel diaphragm. Multi-stage stainless steel micron fitration inlet and outlet
  • Stainless steel spring and stem. Stainless steel gauges
  • Laser precision metal-on-metal valve seat. Valve seats – PCTFE, PTFE & Vespel
  • Integrated stainless steel pressure relief valve (PRV)
  • Custom precision GLA needle valve
  • Pro-class solenoid valve with ‘cool touch’ technology keeps the solenoid cool to the touch during operation
  • Custom GLA bubble counter with advanced filtration and check valve to protect internal components of regulator
  • Dual gauge (tank volume and working pressure)
  • No end-of-tank dumps
  • We are confident that our Pro-series GLA CO2 regulators rise above and outlast the competition
  • Custom built, pressure tested, and leak tested in the USA

Setting New Standards in CO2 Equipment

Our team of CO2 experts is always working hard to ensure that we provide our customers the best possible equipment. We specialize in CO2 regulators. Our custom regulators are built to surpass the highest standards in CO2.

We are proud to introduce the newest advancement to our custom regulators, our advanced, built-in CO2 bubble counter, now standard on all of our custom built CO2 regulators.

Out with the old brass bubble counter, and in with the new, sleek GLA bubble counter. Designed with built-in filtration and a no-fail check valve; crafted of CNC aluminum with a modern, slender appearance.

Check out our complete lineup of custom CO2 regulators and CO2 systems and take control of your CO2. We are confident that our regulators will take you to the highest standard in design, control, performance & reliability, with a team of CO2 experts standing behind our products. Let us know if you have any questions, we are always here to help.

Check out our newest Atomic CO2 Regulator – the V3

Throw out your last disposable CO2 cylinder, and move forward with the V3. No more need for costly, disposable cartridges. This tiny, revolutionary regulator is designed to fit your preferred CO2 tank size. It easily installs on CGA-320 cylinder valves, without the use of a wrench.

The Atomic CO2 Regulator V3 is designed specifically for use with our Atomic CO2 diffusers. Excellent for the beginner enthusiast or the planted tank professional seeking a sleek, compact, superior quality regulator. It features a fixed working pressure, precision needle valve and German-engineered solenoid.

Atomic Paintball Co2 Regulator Nano – V1 and V2

The Atomic Paintball CO2 Regulator V1 & V2 series is a superior quality CO2 Regulator for planted tank setups using paintball cylinders. The nano regulators are designed specifically for use with Atomic CO2 diffusers. The V2  incorporates a 3.3 watt low voltage, high quality solenoid, engineered in Germany. The series features a super precise needle valve and speed-fit tubing connection for ease of installation. Features fixed working pressure, designed specifically for use with Atomic CO2 diffusers.

Nano Co2 Kit

This is our new nano co2 kit, the kit uses Atomic components from top to bottom. The regulator,cylinder stand,bubble counter and diffuser are all Atomic components.

This all in one turn key kit can also be upgraded with a solenoid for inline use. Most disposable co2 systems similar in look to this kit can not accept a solenoid due to the extreme high working pressure. This regulator has a preset working pressure that will allow you to incorporate a solenoid by simply applying one in line on the co2 tubing prior to the bubble counter.Everything you see is included except the rimless tank.

Why Cal Aqua Labs?

The CAL AQUA LABS Difference

What makes CAL AQUA LABS’ glassware unique?

All glassware is not equal. What distinguishes glassware by CAL from others can be summarized in the four major steps that every piece of CAL glassware is required to undergo:

Our goal is to create innovative devices and improve upon existing designs in both physical form as well as its function and ease of use. Our glassware is designed to combine artistic form with function, resulting in glassware that is both elegant to look at as well as practical to use.
As soon as an idea for a device is conceived, our creative design team works closely with the master glass blower to finalize on a design that reveals the artistic elegance of glass as well as is practical to use. After that, several prototypes are made and tested to assess its performance, after which adjustments to the design are made. This process is repeated as required until a single optimized design has been chosen.

Material selection

At CAL, our stringent quality control starts early – at the material selections stage. It is here where the first round of quality control is carried out.
Not all glass is the same. Because of this, we exclusively use premium-grade borosilicate glass for our products for superior strength, durability, and clarity. Our glass tubes are from renowned glass manufacturers like Schott AG and Pyrex to assure superior quality and clarity. However, even within a single shipment, certain pieces can have minor defects or small blemishes. We carefully go through each piece within each lot by hand to select only the pieces without blemishes. Only flawless pieces move on for further processing.


Each and every piece of CAL glassware is intricately handmade by highly experienced master glass-blowers. Every curve, bend, and joints require meticulous coordination as well as absolute precision in order for the final product to meet our stringent specifications. After the pieces have been formed, they undergo not one, but two separate heat treatment steps to strengthen the glass by relieving any strain that may occur during the production process.
The second round of quality control occurs here, where each piece of our glassware is carefully inspected by hand. It is here where the pieces that meet our specifications receive the CAL AQUA LABS insignia.

We value quality as much as we do innovation. After production, our glassware is individually inspected for the third time before being packaged. Each of our diffusers is individually tested by hand to assure that the ceramic diffuser discs perform evenly and the device functions according to specifications. Once the last round of inspection is performed, the glassware is then packaged and shipped out.