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post #31 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-12-2009, 04:07 AM Thread Starter
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I bought the valve off of Amazon.com here

I got the regulator on ebay for ~$50 (includes needle valve, solenoid, etc), and co2 tank at Walmart which was $20.

That's about $90 total.. Yup..
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post #32 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-12-2009, 10:49 PM
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I see, thanks for the information!

Just to clarify...

You put the valve onto the top of the Paintball co2 tank as an adapter so you can put on the regulator, right?
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Yup, that's it! It's also recommended to get an o-ring for the valve to prevent leaks and such. I just took mine to Osh and tried out a bunch of rings to see which one fit.
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post #34 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-13-2009, 12:32 AM
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I'm using a milwaukee regulator + paintball on/off valve + paintball co2 tank. The co2 tank has lasted me at least 3 months so far, and there's still a lot in it.

The 501 works well, and I've never had any troubles with it before. I also have a small bag of purigen in there for super-clear water.
I'm not that fam with paintballing, but am i correct to assume that the gas they inject into the tank is the same stuff we use in planted tanks?

Please don't laugh at my noob question
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post #35 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-13-2009, 12:38 AM
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I bought the valve off of Amazon.com here

I got the regulator on ebay for ~$50 (includes needle valve, solenoid, etc), and co2 tank at Walmart which was $20.

That's about $90 total.. Yup..
I wasn't able to find anything lower than 90 dollars for your regulator. Was yours used?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Milwaukee-MA957-...3A1%7C294%3A50

Thanks for your help
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post #36 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-13-2009, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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I bought mine new. I was actually scoping out ebay for a couple of months before I found a good deal. Some people say that paintball tanks have oil in them? I've never had any issues though.
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post #37 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-13-2009, 05:29 AM
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Green leaf aquatics just came out with a paint ball regulator. It has a bubble counter and everything. It's great. I just got one for my 10g.

Paintball tanks can be either compressed air or CO2. I've never heard of oil in it. The place where I get mine filled just fills with CO2.

Just keeping on keeping on....

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post #38 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-21-2009, 07:36 PM
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Hey, that T&J light, does it have any part numbers on it?

I'm wondering if it's on ebay somewhere. I e-mailed AFA, but no response.

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post #39 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-22-2009, 01:00 AM
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How many bps are you running?
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