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hmm. Its acutally kinda cool looking but not anything like the picture. I am thinking it shouldn't matter about the two threaded outputs so close together seeing as they are still 90degree's from each other.

keep me posted on if it works or not.



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post #32 of 2411 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 08:32 PM
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I will definitely keep you posted...unfortunately it's going to be a while as I'm headed out of town for a week so this DIY project will have to re-commence then!

FYI, I also ordered the gauge from that same company on eBay. I haven't received it yet but I'll also let you know how that looks. Was dirt cheap as well!
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awesome. I think this could be a good system if everything works out .



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actually does anyone know if something like this would work if you added the home-depot needle valve? http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-PAINTBALL-45...#ht_2333wt_912



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Having a hell of a time finding a double threaded input valve. All i can find on ebay are the mini's. Anyone seen some anywhere?

Edit: Nm, found the black one you also had for $30 on Ebay.


Quick question, every post I find on different forums say these paintball tanks only last 3-4 weeks. Have you ever had one last 5-6 months?
It depends... some people are using for high tech heavy planted tanks that need lots of co2 for their plants. I'm only using 2 bubbles per second, 2 of my tanks still reads above 800psi. Been running for a few weeks now. One of them is just barely hitting the 800psi mark. All were refill at the same time.

Keep in mind if your going to have a bigger tank, I used it on 20gallon long tanks, over 55gallon +. You're going to use more co2 if you have plants that need high co2.

I really do get 5-6 months per tank.

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spaeth05, that piece you bought from ebay should work. As long as the paintball co2 tank will screw in tightly all the way. If that handle in any way prevents the paintball co2 tank to not screw in tightly, it won't work. That's the only difference I noticed. Dremel it off if it's a last resort.

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Let me know how it goes.

OiZo, I not sure if that link you send will work. It might, I just haven't had one that has a bottom male thread. Often times the paintball co2 tank already comes with a pressure lock male thread installed already with a burst valve.

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It depends... some people are using for high tech heavy planted tanks that need lots of co2 for their plants. I'm only using 2 bubbles per second, 2 of my tanks still reads above 800psi. Been running for a few weeks now. One of them is just barely hitting the 800psi mark. All were refill at the same time.

Keep in mind if your going to have a bigger tank, I used it on 20gallon long tanks, over 55gallon +. You're going to use more co2 if you have plants that need high co2.

I really do get 5-6 months per tank.
Nice, think ill give this a try. It will be on a 20g high heavily planted. Ill post back in a few days with how it turned out!
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spaeth05, that piece you bought from ebay should work. As long as the paintball co2 tank will screw in tightly all the way. If that handle in any way prevents the paintball co2 tank to not screw in tightly, it won't work. That's the only difference I noticed. Dremel it off if it's a last resort.

I take no responsibilities for the pictures that ebay sellers post and sell.

Let me know how it goes.
I'm definitely not holding you responsible for the ebay seller!! I'm psyched to have a low cost option to try out and sincerely appreciate the knowledge you shared. I can't wait to get it all put together!!!
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If I understand this right, basically all you need is an on/off valve with two outputs? One for a gauge (if wanted) and one for the needle valve. That's it, right?


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If I understand this right, basically all you need is an on/off valve with two outputs? One for a gauge (if wanted) and one for the needle valve. That's it, right?
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Just so some of you know, I found a 3 threaded ASA on ebay that is selling for about 14 shipped of you submit an offer. I found out that they will take 8 instead of the 10 they are selling for.

It comes with 2 plugs in case you don't use them all, but has enough fitting holes for the needle valve and the gauge.

PM me if you would like the link to it.


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One more question, the Home Depot needle valves are typically rated for 80-100psi. Have you not had any problems opening your on/off all the way and pushing the gauge to 800psi? I read in another place you should only open the on/off until you see bubbles, stop, then adjust the needle valve.
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I think it would be safer to get a needle valve that has a higher PSI rating. There are plenty of deals on ebay for some that have up to 3000psi. Just my thought anyways.


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I think it would be safer to get a needle valve that has a higher PSI rating. There are plenty of deals on ebay for some that have up to 3000psi. Just my thought anyways.
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Couple of dumb noob questions, did you get your co2 hosing at home depot or paintball shop? What size and will the hose fit a glass diffuser? Did your needle valve come with the hose coupler? And where do you get that blue connector that was on the end of your black hosing? Sorry never set co2 up before so not familiar with all of the parts.
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