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Old 11-09-2013, 01:05 AM   #1
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Is this CO2 tank compatible?


Hello, Just to to confirm with you guys if this Co2 tank is compatible with the Aquatek Regulator that I'm planning to buy? http://bit.ly/yLoR0g

Appreciate any input.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:13 AM   #2
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Should be, it says the valve is a CGA 320. Unless you're looking at getting the paintball aquatek. Then you'll need an adapter.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:15 AM   #3
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Looks good but that pretty expensive for just an empty tank. Plus you'll need to get it certified every few years.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:15 AM   #4
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Should be, it says the valve is a CGA 320. Unless you're looking at getting the paintball aquatek. Then you'll need an adapter.
Is there an adapter for running pb regs on cga320 valves?
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:20 AM   #5
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Is there an adapter for running pb regs on cga320 valves?
Nope not that I know of
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:02 AM   #6
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Looks like the tank would work as they've asked above but then I have this builtin prejudice with Harbor Freight things. Some are good, Some really not good.
I do like this place for CO2 stuff: http://www.beveragefactory.com/draft...s/co2/C5.shtml
You might check on how much the shipping might change the price for you.
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:12 AM   #7
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Looks good but that pretty expensive for just an empty tank. Plus you'll need to get it certified every few years.
with 25% coupon, comes down to 67+tax and I get to pick it up so no shipping. regarding getting certified, are you implying that I should just get filled c02 tanks from places like a welding supply shop so I can just exchange the tank when it runs out and don't have to worry about certifications? thanks

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Old 11-09-2013, 04:08 AM   #8
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On the tanks I've dealt with, the certification is required every five years. I think that is a national standard. There should be a date stamped into the soft metal around the top curve of the tank. If you own the tank, yes, you will often have to pay to have it tested every five years or so. But if you own a tank and just take it to swap it at the same place, I find they are willing to cover the testing.
I am not in love with any tank and just swap but others have tanks that they really like and would not want to do that.
I look at the tank as a tool, hide it under the stand and go for the place that refills/swaps cheapest. For me, that is the welding gas supply. It may be worthwhile to call a few places to ask how they deal and what they charge for a tank. I find there is only about a dollar difference in 5 , 10 or 20 pounds as the gas is cheap but the labor is pretty much the same for all sizes. Your prices will likely be different.
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:16 PM   #9
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Also, the cylinder in that link looks like steel as opposed to aluminum. For the price, I think you can probably get a better deal. Steel tanks should be a lot cheaper than aluminum, and that tank looks used. When you buy a used tank pay attention to the date stamp near the neck of the cylinder, they're stamped with the month and year it was last hydrotested. If that date is older than 5 years you'll have to get the cylinder recertified, and that costs ~ $30.
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:59 PM   #10
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Rather than looking for new or refurbished tanks, have you looked for used in your area?Assuming you are in Ca., I would think there would be quite a large market in used equipment. While visiting my son, I check the local around Newport and found lots available. Since tanks last nearly forever, I have never bought a new one. I find when college folks move they often sell their fish equipment rather than move it. End of term is my shopping time!
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:58 PM   #11
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Looks like the tank would work as they've asked above but then I have this builtin prejudice with Harbor Freight things. Some are good, Some really not good.
I do like this place for CO2 stuff: http://www.beveragefactory.com/draft...s/co2/C5.shtml
You might check on how much the shipping might change the price for you.
Thanks for the link thats a winner.
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