CO2 cylinder valve type question ??
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Old 12-12-2002, 03:08 AM   #1
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Some of the CO2 cylinders I seen have whats called a CGA 320 Valve.Its just a star wheel looking valve with a female threaded output.Is this the same tanks to use for our planted fishtanks?I mean how do I match a regulator to it,does it just take any standard CO2 regulator made in America??Will that one from CustomAquatics for $89 fit this CGA 320 valve??Please explain.
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Old 12-12-2002, 01:32 PM   #2
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To the best of my knowledge that is exactly the fitting you want to match up with the regulators we use. :hehe:
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I'm in agreement, the CGA320 standard is a North American compressed gas standard for C02 tanks. Any 'standard' C02 regulator will fit the CGA320 specs. Every type of gas cylinder has a spec, I don't know what Oxygen is, but it would be something like CGA480, argon might be CGA520 and so-on. The standard includes whether it's forward/reverse thread, threads/inch, male female, material and I'm sure a few other things.

The standards are intended to protect users from using inappropriate cylinder/regulator combinations thereby endangering themselves. That said, I have heard of people adapting O2 regulators onto C02 bottles. Wouldn't advise it though.
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Old 12-12-2002, 09:23 PM   #4
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(HERE) is a thread with some info and photo's of my setup...
Nothin fancy and its workin great... all bought from a welding supply shop.
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Appreciate all the help I can get.
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