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08-05-2014 03:10 PM
brooksie321
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Originally Posted by AnotherHobby View Post
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..
08-05-2014 03:07 PM
Hilde
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Originally Posted by AnotherHobby View Post
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!!
08-05-2014 02:56 PM
AnotherHobby
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Originally Posted by Hilde View Post
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.
08-05-2014 02:50 PM
Hilde
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Originally Posted by hockey9999 View Post
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?
08-05-2014 02:30 PM
Hilde
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Originally Posted by OVT View Post
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?
10-11-2012 03:47 AM
flc
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Originally Posted by TLE041 View Post
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.
10-10-2012 10:47 PM
tunatime 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
10-08-2012 10:30 AM
redza how long does the mini22 kit last at 0.5 Bps?
06-10-2012 07:50 AM
beedee i didnt feel like reading through 15 pages, so i'll ask. How well does the fluval diffuser work? Is it a very fine mist, similar to the atomizers, or is it more along the lines of the eBay glass ones?
05-05-2012 01:36 PM
Lludu
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^Hope the picture helps.
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Yeah... might want to fix that
01-07-2012 08:59 PM
wastewater ^Hope the picture helps.
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*Picture removed due to deleting old attachments in my control panel - pm for picture if desired.
01-07-2012 05:35 PM
Mark Oliver
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Originally Posted by DerekFF View Post
Drain the tank? Where is all that water going to go? Into the CO2 tank? Fill the drop checker? It may siphon and fill the airline (doubtful) but there's no where for the water to go

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I have noticed that just turning off the CO2 overnight that water fills the tubes either from the tank or from the bubble counter. It gets really close to getting water in valve so I'm gonna get a valve check.

Is the best place to put it between the tank and the bubble counter or the bubble counter and the valve. I assume bubble counter and valve.
01-03-2012 07:34 PM
Naekuh
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Originally Posted by hockey9999 View Post
Check other sources for the Aquatek (no ebay links allowed..) I payed a bit less for mine. Ships directly from Aquatek as well. Got mine about a year ago, couldn't be happier for what it costs.
u know aquatek is a power vendor on this forum.

i wish they would give us the price on e-bay here.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/aquatek-california/

It would make more sense also seeing how they wouldnt have to pay ebay broker fee's.
01-03-2012 02:30 PM
hockey9999
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Originally Posted by aGiantLeaf View Post
Been runing it at 4bps for 2 weeks and the 88g tank is almost gone. WTH I'm returning this and getting: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A34950EJPC3UHN

$80 Solenoid
Check other sources for the Aquatek (no ebay links allowed..) I payed a bit less for mine. Ships directly from Aquatek as well. Got mine about a year ago, couldn't be happier for what it costs.
01-02-2012 07:41 PM
galabar
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Originally Posted by aGiantLeaf View Post
Been runing it at 4bps for 2 weeks and the 88g tank is almost gone. WTH I'm returning this and getting: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A34950EJPC3UHN

$80 Solenoid
That sounds about right at 4 bps. This is really meant for a micro-sized tank at maybe 0.5 bps. This would give 16 weeks with your measurement.
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