Paintball Co2 Injection DIY Setup with Tons of Photos - Page 29
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > DIY


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-02-2010, 02:48 AM   #421
Jaggedfury
Twin Turbo Lexus SC300
 
Jaggedfury's Avatar
 
PTrader: (135/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sacramento, California
Posts: 1,912
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ddtran46 View Post
Yeah I bought the clear vinyl tubing from lowes the other night and it fits perfectly.

The phat on/off asa is working great. It took me a while for me to make it not leak any co2 out but it is definitely worth it.
Awesome! Yepp, I would take the time to put the teflon tape in the right places the first time so that way you don't have to mess with it.
__________________
She winks, Let's dance.

Jaggedfury is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-02-2010, 03:44 AM   #422
jeremyblevins
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Winter Park, Florida
Posts: 300
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ddtran46 View Post
Amazon actually has a brand new 20 oz paintball tank for only 15 shipped. I am thinking about purchasing a second paintball tank soon. Here is a link to whoever needs it:
http://www.amazon.com/Pure-Energy-20...8664044&sr=1-1
Unfortunately I can't get the free shipping so the price is around 21 still
jeremyblevins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2010, 12:26 AM   #423
Noahma
Planted Tank Guru
 
Noahma's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
Posts: 4,007
Default

Well, I picked up my asa valve today. Went to a local shop named Hustle painbal. They are super awesome. they did not have the valve that I wanted in stock, nor any others at the time. So they started pulling guns apart to find one that would work, and only charged me a used price. So I got a slightly used valve for cheap!! I highly recommend them. They do have an online store, if you do a search for the above name. I will go get the tank filled tomorrow eve, and give this sucker a try.
Noahma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2010, 12:56 AM   #424
jeremyblevins
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Winter Park, Florida
Posts: 300
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Noahma View Post
Well, I picked up my asa valve today. Went to a local shop named Hustle painbal. They are super awesome. they did not have the valve that I wanted in stock, nor any others at the time. So they started pulling guns apart to find one that would work, and only charged me a used price. So I got a slightly used valve for cheap!! I highly recommend them. They do have an online store, if you do a search for the above name. I will go get the tank filled tomorrow eve, and give this sucker a try.
that's who i ordered my asa from really helpful and nice people
jeremyblevins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 07:07 PM   #425
happi
Planted Tank Guru
 
happi's Avatar
 
PTrader: (20/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 2,761
Send a message via Yahoo to happi
Default

so what happen to stuff we suppose to recieve.
happi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 10:03 PM   #426
Jaggedfury
Twin Turbo Lexus SC300
 
Jaggedfury's Avatar
 
PTrader: (135/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sacramento, California
Posts: 1,912
Default

dzydvl stated the following..

I talked to Mark, the manager at AM paintball, and he finally heard back from the sales person at Trinity. The reason for the backorder is due to an issue with a leak inside the valve (I'm guessing the brass insert that centers the tank) It sounds like they were machined a little off which caused issues in the seal. As of this point it look they figure two to three weeks before they can start filling orders.

As I told the couple people that sent me PM's, this was initially set up to try and provide members with a money saving CO2 setup. It was never intended to be a money making venture, in fact the prices had zero markup. I figured if I was picking stuff up for me, why couldn't I pick it up for others as well.

While my intentions were good, the end result has been a failure. For that I apologize, I know there were a lot of people counting on this, but as of this point it's not looking so hot. I'm hoping Trinity is able to come through sooner, but I'm not getting my hopes up. I'm still trying to locate an alternative solution that is equivalent in price as well as features. I will keep everyone posted on my findings..
__________________
She winks, Let's dance.

Jaggedfury is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2010, 12:03 AM   #427
Noahma
Planted Tank Guru
 
Noahma's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
Posts: 4,007
Default

I got my system all up and running today. This thing is great. Very very small adjustments to the needle valve. LOL the first time I turned it on I accidentally turned the needle valve too much and shot my bubble counter fluid up onto the ceiling. The second time I scared the crap out of my cats and daughter. I might need to choose another method of dispersant in the tank though. My Elite Mini is not chopping up the bubbles as fine as I want.
Noahma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2010, 03:35 AM   #428
geekgirl
Planted Member
 
geekgirl's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Aloha, OR
Posts: 269
Default

This might be a dumb question, but is it very hard to turn the on/off on and off? I can't quite screw the valve closed (on) and thus nothing is happening. I've got the 20oz tank from Amazon and the same phat on/off that Noahma posted, + Home Depot needle valve.
geekgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2010, 03:51 AM   #429
jeffvmd
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
jeffvmd's Avatar
 
PTrader: (99/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 898
Default

Without the tank it is really easy to turn the asa valve on. You'll probably need some pliers to help in turning it clockwise. (on position)
jeffvmd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2010, 03:54 AM   #430
geekgirl
Planted Member
 
geekgirl's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Aloha, OR
Posts: 269
Default

Okay, I didn't want to try and force it unless I knew it wouldn't break. It is really easy when not attached, but crazy hard once attached.
geekgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2010, 04:00 AM   #431
jeffvmd
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
jeffvmd's Avatar
 
PTrader: (99/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 898
Default

Just keep turning to the on position until some CO2 comes out.
I haven't really turned mine all the way down.
Do you guys with this CO2 set up turn the ASA valve all the way down?
jeffvmd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2010, 04:00 AM   #432
jeremyblevins
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Winter Park, Florida
Posts: 300
Default

well you're fighting around 850 psi haha not the easiest thing to do
jeremyblevins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2010, 01:11 AM   #433
ddtran46
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Elk Grove, Ca
Posts: 1,611
Default

The home depot needle valve is actually not that bad. I can get it down to 1 bubble per 2 seconds but it took a while to get it like that.
__________________
ddtran46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2010, 01:56 AM   #434
jeremyblevins
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Winter Park, Florida
Posts: 300
Default

hmm weird the needle valve seems to keep closing on me or something. over time the co2 output slowly slows. could i have the nut too tight?
jeremyblevins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2010, 01:59 AM   #435
Noahma
Planted Tank Guru
 
Noahma's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
Posts: 4,007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremyblevins View Post
hmm weird the needle valve seems to keep closing on me or something. over time the co2 output slowly slows. could i have the nut too tight?
I have been having the same issue. Every morning I need to adjust it up a tiny bit to increase the count.
Noahma is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012