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Old 07-07-2015, 07:04 PM   #1
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can someone write me up a specific guide on how to set it up and what parts you need?
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It's not that complicated, I use a paintball co2 setup.

You need a regulator, any will do. I use the cheapest one I could find that had a reputation and a solinoid, search amazon for aquatek I think.

You need a bubble counter and a check valve. The bubble counter lets you know how much co2 is going into your system, and the check valve (hopefully) prevents stuff from your tank coming back into your co2 system. Usually you can get a bubble counter with an integrated check valve. Check the reviews.

You'll also likely need a convertor for the regulator so it can attach to a paintball nozzle. Again check amazon for aquatek, I think they have one it's blue.

Obviously, you'll need a paintball co2 tank. Dicks will fill them for you.

You'll also need some way of getting the CO2 into your tank. If you have a canister, an inline reactor is the best way to go, if not get a ceramic diffuser.

You'll of course need air line tubing. They make CO2 air line tubing that won't leak co2 like silicon tubing will, but it's not worth it. You'll never lose enough co2 to make up the cost difference.

I'd also recommend a drop checker to make sure you're not putting too much or too little co2 in your tank, but I got through without one for over a year. Your milage may vary.
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