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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-08-2014, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Paintball co2

Can you use paintball co2 for aquarium?


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Yes you can.



That is a Aquatek regulator hooked to a bubble counter and diffuser. I got them on Amazon.
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Yup, I'm using the same set up as JShaw.
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Likewise, same setup. It's awesome.
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Jshaw what paintball tank is it


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How much does it cost? And also can u fill it up with regular co2


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Those tanks cost around $20 and are meant for CO2 use. Some paintball tanks are for compressed air; those cost more and are not needed for aquarium co2.
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How much does it cost? And also can u fill it up with regular co2
CO2 is CO2. A PB tank is filled with the same CO2 as a standard tank. PB tanks can be bought at many sports/gun sales stores and even Dick's used to sell them. You have your choice of various sizes.

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As JRman83 pointed out, any paintball tank will work as long as it is a CO2 tank. The Compressed Air tanks are more expensive so I don't think that will be a problem. I have my tanks filled at the local paintball place here.
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I heard that paintball tanks have oils that can harm the fish.


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I heard that paintball tanks have oils that can harm the fish.


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Really? Do you have a reliable source for the information? In all the years I've been doing this and been a member of the forum I have never heard anything like this. Not trying to refute you but I am highly skeptical. Consider all the folks using these systems not to mention the regulator manufacturers. You'd think if that was a real issue it would come up frequently.

Also doesn't make sense from a paintball standpoint either; when dealing with compressed gases you'd want nothing else going through the regulation equipment. Oil can diesel under pressure.
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That is a Aquatek regulator hooked to a bubble counter and diffuser. I got them on Amazon.
I was thinking of getting that regulator. Do you like it? I've been thinking of ordering one soon.
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post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-09-2014, 07:16 AM
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Yes OP you can. Since we are on the topic of paintball CO2,

Is paintball CO2 synonymous with 'pressurized co2'?

Following that, is yeast mix CO2 called 'DIY CO2'?

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