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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-15-2010, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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How well does this regulator work

I like the price and Im really not looking for anything fancy. Just want the spare co2 bottles I have from paintballing to come into use. Anyone here use this before?

http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/prod...713_a_7c239899
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It's out of stock....

generally speaking, you get what you pay for, at $35 you ain't getting much... C02 equipment is not the place to pinch pennies, the cost of a potential regulator failure is just too high.

http://www.greenleafaquariums.com/ has a good solid paintball regulator at a fair price, and product support from them is second to none.

Another option is to wait patiently for a deal on the SnS forum here at TPT...

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-15-2010, 05:20 AM
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The first one one isn't even a regulator, more like a valve. I'd go with the greenleaf above. I'm planning on ordering the greenleaf unit once I get over past a few other expenses.

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Another option is to buy a "normal" CO2 regulator (with a CGA320 fitting) for a good price (i.e. check eBay for the best deals) and then purchase a CGA320 to paintball adapter.

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Not worth it IMHO.

Once you immerse yourself in this hobby, you're gonna want a real pressurized CO2 system. I tried to get by on the cheap with DIY and all I ended up doing was wasting money I could have spent on a good CO2 system.
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Holy hells bells. Quite a bit on that price. Hmm... I'll try to save up or something.. Kinda hard being a college student with low income haha
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