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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Questions about Paintball Co2 on a 10 gallon

Hello everyone!

So I recently setup a planted 10 gallon tank and I am looking to get some better growth out of my plants and get some co2 rolling! As far as my specs go I have two 13 watt Compact Florescent bulbs about 6,500k I believe, and then flourite black sand as my substrate.

So as far as the setup goes, I was planning to get one of these regulators...

Amazon.com: U.P. Aqua Simple Regulator: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: U.P. Aqua Simple Regulator: Pet Supplies

Amazon.com: U.P. Aqua Co2 Regulator for Aquarium: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: U.P. Aqua Co2 Regulator for Aquarium: Pet Supplies

and then this adapter...
Amazon.com: AQUATEK CO2 Paintball Tank CGA 320 Adapter: Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com: AQUATEK CO2 Paintball Tank CGA 320 Adapter: Sports & Outdoors

and this bubble counter...
Amazon.com: Fluval 88g-CO2 Bubble Counter - 3.1 Ounces: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Fluval 88g-CO2 Bubble Counter - 3.1 Ounces: Pet Supplies

Do you think that this will work as a good setup? I'm just trying to figure out a good paintball co2 setup for a 10 gallon. If anybody has any other good setups please tell me about them!

Thanks for the help,
Braden
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 09:28 PM
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I think all of those have been reviewed on here at sometime. Do a search to find what you are looking for.

I've also got a paintball setup on a 10 gallon. My advice is to get a real regulator, single or double stage and just get the paintball tank adapter. Then when you decide to upgrade to a 5lb tank you already have everything.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reply. What do you mean by a real regulator? What is the difference? I may not upgrade to a 5 lb tank actually because I have heard that the small ones last for a couple of months I think, and I believe that the refills are pretty cheap as well. How much does it usually cost to refill a 20 oz tank? How long does it last for typically?

Thanks for the help,
Braden
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 10:13 PM
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real regulator = 140876261337 just as an example.

Also, those that you have linked to have a pre-set pressure output, I believe, could be wrong. So that might matter depending on how you are putting the CO2 into your tank.
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What do you mean when you say "real regulator = 140876261337 just as an example."
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 11:10 PM
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e bay item number. links aren't allowed on TPT.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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I got mine in.
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