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Old 07-23-2014, 10:44 PM   #1
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portable air tank as a co2 tank?


is there a way i can rig one of these up to use as a co2 tank
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:50 PM   #2
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Question is how are you getting CO2 in that tank?
This tank is only rated for 150 psi. A co2 tank will need 6x, 7x that.
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I do not think you are going to find anyone who will fill that. It is intended for brief use with atmospheric air for example to inflate a tire or two.

Mine never would hold air over a long time, but was great around the house. Did not have to move the compressor when we needed some air for one of the vehicles.
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No, as mentioned, you will not be able to use that tank for CO2.
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No company would ever fill that tank.
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thanks for the quick replies guys im very new at this are there any suggestions? i saw soda stream and the fluval as some of the options are they worth it or should i get the real thing?
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Get the real thing you will not regret it. If money is tight get a Milwaukee MA957 and a use co2 canister off Craigslist. The MA957 can be bought new from amazon for around $90 I believe, I got a few second hand off eBay for around $60. Around me a used 20# canister is usually around $80, and I take them to a place and exchange it for a full one for $20.
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money isnt really the issue i just dont wanna buy something and someone says you coulda did this thanks for your input
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Default portable air tank as a co2 tank?

The MA957 is a decent regulator, I use it myself on three aquariums. If you've a little extra to spend you cannot go wrong with a Victor, or one of the custom built regulators from Bettatail who is a member here on TPT.

A co2 canister is a co2 canister. It's best to look into places in your area that refill or exchange. Around me there's only one place that refills and they are a bit expensive, so I choose to exchange mine at a local home brewing store. If you are going to use an exchange there's no need to buy a shiny new canister. If there's a place near you that refills then a nice new canister or even an aluminum canister would be good, I see those for sale used around me as well.
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