Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Edmonton, Canada
Ok, regulator gurus... I've been reading and following, and reading and forgetting... I just made my first regulator this weekend but it's a single stage victor. I'm already looking for a dual stage. BUT seeing as ebay is a quagmire here are some questions.
1) What type of regulator is useful for us? (I know this is a huge question, read on) Obviously a CO2 reg will work, what about oxygen, or acetylene, inert gas, nitrogen, argon?
2) Can the connection be changed from one to another? Lots of them come with something other than CGA 320.
3) What about pressure range? Lots will list 0-4000psi and 0-100 psi. So that's high and low sides of the regulator but does the regulator itself decide those pressures or can you just change the gauges to whatever you want?
4) Is brand name important? This might be better answered with a 'what to stay away from.'
Thanks guys, I've really enjoyed learning all this stuff. Keep going with all those shiny new regulators!