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Anyone using ADA CO2 Speed Regulator - used w/ CGA 320 CO2 tanks?

I'm currently thinking of getting the ADA CO2 Speed Regulator... I was wondering if anyone here has any experience with this regulator, in particular using it with a CGA-320 CO2 tank

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Most likely, if it is made by ADA, it will be designed for the Asian industrial standard, which is not compatible with the North American CGA320 standard.

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If you buy one from ADG
http://www.adgshop.com/CO2_Speed_Reg..._p/101-303.htm

They sell it with an adapter you can use on CGA tanks.

I think fplata uses one with that setup.
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For that price, you may want to consider just getting a custom made regulator instead. While the ADA name is good, unless there is a very specific reason why it is required, I would recommend just getting a regular (CGA320) regulator setup instead.

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For that price, you may want to consider just getting a custom made regulator instead. While the ADA name is good, unless there is a very specific reason why it is required, I would recommend just getting a regular (CGA320) regulator setup instead.
if regulators didn't look so big and clunky, i'd do it in a heartbeat - haha

the alternative i've considered, is the http://greenleafaquariums.com/co2-re...ulator-v3.html
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Anyone using ADA CO2 Speed Regulator - used w/ CGA 320 CO2 tanks?

I own about 6 regulators, 2 of which are Ada speed regulators with an adaptor. They are very compact and accurate. I like them, I also love my dual stage regs with high end needle valves, but those cost 2 times the amount of an Ada reg. you can't go wrong with the Ada regs


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I also love my dual stage regs with high end needle valves, but those cost 2 times the amount of an Ada reg. you can't go wrong with the Ada regs
The ADA regulator that was posted above was $400. Are you saying that your dual stage regulator cost $800?

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Anyone using ADA CO2 Speed Regulator - used w/ CGA 320 CO2 tanks?

I do have $800 regulators, but if I remember right I paid around $300 for my Ada regulators brand new


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I do have $800 regulators, but if I remember right I paid around $300 for my Ada regulators brand new


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Eek, that's expensive. Even $600 for a complete dual stage regulator setup is expensive.

I think the maximum I have gone is $300 for a dual stage setup, though I have built systems for under $200 (including the CO2 cylinder).

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I do have $800 regulators
I would like to see

What would Honey Badger do?
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I would like to see
It's a Matheson DS with a 6 port manifold and 6 swagelok NVs


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I have ADA one over paintball system, very good. fplata do you have one over 5lb co2 tank?
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Anyone using ADA CO2 Speed Regulator - used w/ CGA 320 CO2 tanks?

Yes I have one over a 5# and a 10#. They work well


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if regulators didn't look so big and clunky, i'd do it in a heartbeat - haha

If you get the ADA Speed Regulator, don't forgot to get the ADA EL Valve which is a solenoid so you can have timed CO2.

http://www.adgshop.com/EL_Valve_p/101-411.htm
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I have ADA one over paintball system, very good. fplata do you have one over 5lb co2 tank?
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I own about 6 regulators, 2 of which are Ada speed regulators with an adaptor. They are very compact and accurate. I like them, I also love my dual stage regs with high end needle valves, but those cost 2 times the amount of an Ada reg. you can't go wrong with the Ada regs


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how is the adapter converter from metric to cga 320 - you guys don't put teflon tape on the co2 tank?

unfortunately, i live in canada - my ada distributor is taking a while to get those thread adapter made ;x
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