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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Angry co2 regulator help!

well, I bought an ASA valve to regulate co2 on my pb tank but it's not very "adjustable". meaning it's pretty much like tons of bubbles spewing out or none at all. so I'm looking at some cheap regulators on amazon and I'm wondering if you guys have any experiences with them.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 09:25 PM
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All of the regs you linked to are all intended for use with home brewing. They all will effectively regulate the tank pressure to whatever you want it at. You will need a paintball adapter as those regs all come with a cga-320 connection. (full size co2 cylinder)

None of them come with a needle valve. The part of your reg (which isn't a regulator, it's an on/off valve) you don't like is your Watts needle valve. It's not intended for a very low flow situation like putting one bubble per second into your fish tank. You will still likely be unimpressed with it's performance when hooked up to a real regulator.

You are better off going with something like a gla paintball reg or the new aquatek paintball unit. You also have the option of piecing a unit together yourself or buying one of the cheaper hobby regs like the Milwaukee or one of the aquateks for full size cylinders and getting a paintball adapter.

Hope this helps..

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 10:04 PM
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Check this link out. It shows how to attach regulator onto asa
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