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Old 07-13-2012, 08:12 PM   #2011
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right now i put teflon tape and same problem . the co2 is get out of tank thru co2 adapter hole with big pressure. i'm gone change the o ring and see what happen !
only online i can found those o ring ? home depot ?
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Thanks for this information. I'm gonna go ahead and give this a try this weekend definitely thank you.


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Thank you for this thread! I have both of those adapters on my paintball gear...now I just need to go those needle valves! Thank you!!!!!
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:15 AM   #2014
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I've created my own DIY paintball co2 system and I can't get a constant flow rate.
As I understand it, this is a common problem. I see why people perfer the expensive co2 systems.

Does anyone have any tips for controlling the flow rate/bps with a paintball setup?

I'll set it at about 1-2bps and 12 later it will be at 0.

Thanks.
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:24 AM   #2015
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I've created my own DIY paintball co2 system and I can't get a constant flow rate.
As I understand it, this is a common problem. I see why people perfer the expensive co2 systems.

Does anyone have any tips for controlling the flow rate/bps with a paintball setup?

I'll set it at about 1-2bps and 12 later it will be at 0.

Thanks.
i have the same problem! i have one of the setups that originally came from jaggedfry. i set the output to where i want it, and 10 minutes later, nothing is coming out... at all.

help us!!
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:53 AM   #2016
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I've created my own DIY paintball co2 system and I can't get a constant flow rate.
As I understand it, this is a common problem. I see why people perfer the expensive co2 systems.

Does anyone have any tips for controlling the flow rate/bps with a paintball setup?

I'll set it at about 1-2bps and 12 later it will be at 0.

Thanks.
Yes, get a proper regulator and needle valve that will give you a dependable, adjustable bubble count. At least get something that will reduce the PSI and a needle valve, 800~1000psi isn't something to toy with with an on/off valve and a cheap needle valve.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:12 PM   #2017
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Yes, get a proper regulator and needle valve that will give you a dependable, adjustable bubble count. At least get something that will reduce the PSI and a needle valve, 800~1000psi isn't something to toy with with an on/off valve and a cheap needle valve.
Thanks! I'm starting to understand that from first hand experience. I donn't really like this paintball setup much. I mean it gets the job done but it not very reliable. I've been shopping around though.

Here is a link to a post I put up this morning regard an option I am considering.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=189406
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:13 PM   #2018
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Yes, get a proper regulator and needle valve that will give you a dependable, adjustable bubble count. At least get something that will reduce the PSI and a needle valve, 800~1000psi isn't something to toy with with an on/off valve and a cheap needle valve.
if there a certain one you would recommend? when it comes to co2 im almost clueless. i wont know how to tell which one is good and which isnt
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I made one of these and also have the same problem can't keep a constant flow rate but every morning I adjust it to get the flow rate I want I figure its still a lot better then mix yeast and sugar
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if there a certain one you would recommend? when it comes to co2 im almost clueless. i wont know how to tell which one is good and which isnt
I'm not well versed when it comes to the paintball regulators themselves. Jaggedfury may be able to enlighten you. I know GLA sells one that essentially reduces the PSI of the tank from 800~1000 to around 40 so it's still compatible with their atomic diffusers. Or, you can take a regular old regulator and use a paintball -> CGA 320 converter on it (amazon, ebay, take your pick. aquatek sells them for sure) and then put a post body kit to your liking on it. I'd get with Jaggedfury and see what he can tell you about the paintball regulators (not ASA on/off valves, I honestly consider these useless when sold in a base configuration with just a brass needle valve) if you're on a budget. Otherwise, feel free go drop a couple hundred into a good CO2 setup that'll last you a lifetime and be as precise as you want it to be.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:16 PM   #2021
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**jaggedfry-help!!!!***

yeah i dont have hundred of dollars to drop on anything right now.
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So here is what I did which helped me get a somewhat constant rate.

On the paintball setup set it to about 3-5 bps and over the next hour watch it. Mine slowly slowed down to about 1.5bps.

In the mean time, I just picked up a real pressurized setup. I think I will be much happier with a reliable setup.
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So here is what I did which helped me get a somewhat constant rate.

On the paintball setup set it to about 3-5 bps and over the next hour watch it. Mine slowly slowed down to about 1.5bps.

In the mean time, I just picked up a real pressurized setup. I think I will be much happier with a reliable setup.
same with mine... except for it started at 5 bps and went down to 0
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same with mine... except for it started at 5 bps and went down to 0
Start it higher, in hopes it will stop short of 0. lol

be careful to not gas ur fish to death
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:15 PM   #2025
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LOL I have the GLA Atomic v2 paintball regulator and couldn't be happier! it stays perfectly consistant and it built very solidly. I have been running it for about two weeks now with great results! Even started a purely planted tank!
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