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Old 11-03-2011, 09:28 PM   #1
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Is this a good deal on C02?


Is this a good deal for a used CO2 setup?

- One 20lb certified CO2 tank
- One dual stage regulator
- A solenoid
- One bubble counter

All for $110
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:30 PM   #2
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Assuming it works, that's an incredible deal. $110 is a great price for the 20lb tank alone.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:38 PM   #3
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Yea...I woul be interested in the specs of the Dual Regulator
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:15 PM   #4
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i dont think it is so jus PM me the link to find out more


great deal is great
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:15 PM   #5
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i can't see the name of the regulator, im assuming the specs are pretty decent, i dont think many people who go with a 20 lb tank dont know their stuff on regs... but then again i don't really know my stuff, I'm considering a 65g dirt tank but need to do some research
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:22 PM   #6
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i dont think many people who go with a 20 lb tank dont know their stuff on regs...
A tank is a TANK..a moron could figure that one out, lol
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:34 PM   #7
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Not that it matters at that price, but is this a pre-assembled rig, or just some pieces you'll need to put together? And is there any guarantee that it works?

If it's a pre-assembled rig that works, it's an unbelievable deal. Though you'll still need to invest in a needle valve.
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Heck, even if the DS turns out to be a SS, the solenoid is blown, and the bubble counter is cracked, a 20lb tank at $110 is pretty darn hard to beat. And you could sell the SS reg for 20 bucks. I would, anyway.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:42 PM   #9
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Here's a picture, he says its 20lb, looks more like 10lbs...
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:50 PM   #10
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he said the measurements are roughly 8 inches wide and 20 inches tall sounds about right
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Here's a picture, he says its 20lb, looks more like 10lbs...
It looks older make sure it can still be refilled, it will need to be Hydro tested and restamped if it is older than 12 years I believe.

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Old 11-03-2011, 10:52 PM   #12
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he said the measurements are roughly 8 inches wide and 20 inches tall sounds about right
That is a 10lb tank I have one with the same specs

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Well, that's a single stage Aquatek regulator with a preset working pressure. New, it costs maybe $75 shipped. And you're right, that looks more like a 10lb tank. This just became a realistic deal.

Assuming the Aquatek is functional, I'd probably pay $40-50 shipped if I were in desperate need of a used rig. The 10lb tank, however, is still worth some cash. Not quite $110, but getting close. Figure $80-90 maybe.

So ....if it were me, I'd probably buy the whole thing, sell the Aquatek rig for $40, and have just spent $70 on a 10lb tank, which is a good deal.

If you're looking for your first CO2 setup, and you're willing to go with a used rig, $110 is still a very good price for everything you need. Again, assuming it works.

NOTE: Aquatek is not a "good" brand. It's cheap. Which may be exactly what you want to get into CO2. Up to you.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:59 PM   #14
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yeah this is a first for me, is this a working set up(well + a diffuser)? it's still certified
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:06 PM   #15
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Just understand that you won't be able to use an Atomizer diffuser with that regulator because of the preset (fairly low) working pressure. Other than that, it does everything you need it to do. And yes, you'll need a diffuser, and maybe some tubing. But that's 5-10 bucks.
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