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Yesterday 04:32 PM
oldpunk78
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Originally Posted by Aquaticz View Post
so you need a reg that is rated at 200 psi
& yes it should be dual gauge
material - ppl say brass or stainless is best
HTH
A lot of folks seem to have a hard time with this. In a nut shell, the regulator will put out 1/2 of what the low pressure gauge goes up too. Ie; a 200 psi regulator will have a 400 psi low pressure gauge. A regulator that does roughly 100 psi will most likely have a 200 psi low pressure gauge.

We don't want to go above that 200 psi gauge. (Or a regulator thats rated over 125psi)
Yesterday 03:06 PM
Aquaticz so you need a reg that is rated at 200 psi
& yes it should be dual gauge
material - ppl say brass or stainless is best
HTH
Yesterday 08:09 AM
FlyingHellFish The needle just moves a little bit is what he saying. It's a good regulator, I have that model - Y12 series. I took a look online, those prices are ridiculous for a used regulator. Like... all the prices are so high now.

Aim for under 50 if it's still shinny.
Yesterday 04:06 AM
zackariah Crap!!! here I thought I got a smoking deal. So If I am thinking correctly it will still work but it will be tougher to get a precise working pressure. or am I way off?
Yesterday 03:42 AM
oldpunk78 No. It doesn't work like that. The regulator needs to produce less psi. The gauge just reads it.
Yesterday 03:28 AM
zackariah so can i just put a low pressure gauge that has lower reading on it?
Yesterday 03:08 AM
oldpunk78 It will but you want one that has a lower psi rating. I don't like using them if they have a low pressure gauge that reads over 200 psi.
Yesterday 01:43 AM
zackariah H all i am looking to do my first build will this reg body work?
AIRGAS DUAL STAGE GAS REGULATOR Y12-244F250 BRASS NICKEL 0-250 PSI
12-14-2014 06:16 AM
Mathman
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Originally Posted by AlanLe View Post
these hoke valves we bought last time are really really good and very easy to adjust. I'm currently running on my 120p.

Love the golden look of your rig buddy!
12-06-2014 10:26 PM
flight50
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Originally Posted by OG_Plantmore View Post
Where did all the pics go?
He gave part numbers so just look those up. Most of what was posted isn't necessary. They were mostly fittings and adapters that covered pretty much any combination of fittings.

Since reviewing this thread, I decided to make one myself. Educating myself for a week really gave me the confidence to make it happen for I was clueless in what it took to build one. Its really cheap doing it yourself versus buying a high end setup from an aquarium company. Ebay, amazon, other auction sites, sale threads, surplus warehouses, welding shops/websites, etc...deals are out there. You just might not find them all in one day. It could take several days, weeks or months to get that one crucial part you were looking for. I recommend going after your regulator first and then match the finish of that for a nice looking setup.
12-06-2014 10:03 AM
Darkblade48
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Originally Posted by OG_Plantmore View Post
Where did all the pics go?
The image hosting site has removed them (probably due to inactivity).
12-05-2014 11:26 PM
OG_Plantmore Where did all the pics go?
10-14-2014 08:06 AM
FlyingHellFish Oooh them hokes looking good, I like I like.
10-14-2014 06:07 AM
AlanLe these hoke valves we bought last time are really really good and very easy to adjust. I'm currently running on my 120p.
10-13-2014 12:05 AM
oldpunk78 Hahaha - just for the heck of it I just googled 2 stage co2 regulator. Guess what pops up 1st on google? When I wrote the original article, I never would have thought it would help so many.

Still working towards an update. I just haven't had any time at the computer.
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