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post #226 of 233 (permalink) Old 10-08-2012, 09:30 AM
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how long does the mini22 kit last at 0.5 Bps?

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post #227 of 233 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 09:47 PM
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i had the 88g one and at 2 bps the tank lasted 1.5 weeks. theses kits are not worth it as the tanks are a dam rip off
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post #228 of 233 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 02:47 AM
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I've read that it's recommended to use some Vaseline (petroleum jelly) on the treads and seals to give a completely air-tight seal. Maybe the extra lubrication could help make your canister go on easier?
Vaseline can be pretty rough on rubber and plastic components. I'd suggest using silicone vacuum grease or teflon tape instead.
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post #229 of 233 (permalink) Old 08-05-2014, 01:30 PM
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Agree, but you have used Fluval 88 co2, you probably understand why mine is 24/7.
Hope you don't mind me reviving this thread. I am thinking strongly of getting a fluval to at least use when I go out of town.

I had read that leaving it on 24/7 is dangerous to the fish. How are you able to do this?
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I think at this point I am going to be returning the Fluval kit and just going the DIY paintball route.

By the time I buy an adapter of some sort, and then a 20-24oz paintball tank once my first cartridge runs out, I will have spent way more then just going with the DIY paintball setup to begin with.
Did you ever do the DIY paintball setup? I figured it would cost about $200. For the most expensive item is the regulator. With the Fluval regulator adapted I figure $108.

Is the fluval a pressure regulator or just a regulator though?
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Did you ever do the DIY paintball setup? I figured it would cost about $200. For the most expensive item is the regulator. With the Fluval regulator adapted I figure $108.

Is the fluval a pressure regulator or just a regulator though?
Aquatek Paintball CO2 Regulator:
$88 on Amazon $88 on Amazon

20 oz Paintball Tank:
$20 on Amazon $20 on Amazon


That's $108 for paintball CO2 with a solenoid that you can turn off. It's not the greatest CO2 system on earth, but it's the right price and a lot of people run them. The weakest link is the needle valve, which can be easily replaced for about $35 if needed. I just ordered one for my office nano.
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Aquatek Paintball CO2 Regulator: $88 on Amazon
20 oz Paintball Tank: $20 on Amazon

That's $108 for paintball CO2 with a solenoid that you can turn off. It's not the greatest CO2 system on earth, but it's the right price and a lot of people run them. The weakest link is the needle valve, which can be easily replaced for about $35 if needed. I just ordered one for my office nano.
Interesting!! I saw at 1 site Aquatek Paintball CO2 Regulator was over $100. I shall save that link.

I didn't think that the Aquatek Paintball CO2 Regulator had a solenoid in it. Says it does at amazon. Thanks!!
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Aquatek Paintball CO2 Regulator: $88 on Amazon

20 oz Paintball Tank: $20 on Amazon


That's $108 for paintball CO2 with a solenoid that you can turn off. It's not the greatest CO2 system on earth, but it's the right price and a lot of people run them. The weakest link is the needle valve, which can be easily replaced for about $35 if needed. I just ordered one for my office nano.
+1, mines running fine so far.. adjustment takes a minute to fine tune but it seems a solid system for the money.. also being able to fill tanks at say "dicks sporting goods" is pretty convenient. . For me anyways..
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