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Old 03-07-2014, 11:56 PM   #1
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Where do YOU buy your CO2?


Hey guys.. Im looking for my best option locally to get Co2 refills..

Right now I have a Red Sea Co2 Pro system and a couple of paintball canisters. I am not ready to hook up the Co2 so I have time to return the paintball canisters and get a 2.5 lb tank.. which is what Im leaning towards.

Anyway.. I found an AIRGAS location near me.. and I am assuming right now that they will refill my tank..

I am curious where you guys go in your home town to get your refills.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:05 AM   #2
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Better check with airgas. Mine did not do paintball.

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Old 03-08-2014, 12:11 AM   #3
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Better check with airgas. Mine did not do paintball.

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yeah I decided I don't want to mess with paintball.. are you saying that you use the Red Sea kit?

Also .. where do you get your Co2?
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:12 AM   #4
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No I don't. I used a 5lb tank and went to air gas.

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Old 03-08-2014, 12:56 AM   #5
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I would go for the 5 lb tank. It's $5 extra from aquariumplants.com and you'll have twice as long before refills.

For refills I go to a local gas supplier. $17 or so for a 10 lb refill. You have to google who is in your area and then call and see if they sell to the general public. Generally these types of shops will be in the industrial areas. If you aren't somewhere super rural it shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:07 AM   #6
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i get my three 22oz paintball bottles, and my 5# tank fill at the paintball
store! (paintball ohio)<the name of the place...............

most of them airgas places will only swap out your nice new bottle for
one of their rusty ol bottles! some don't.
and tell you to hit the road.

no paint ball shops by you?
where do you ge your painball tanks filled now?
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:23 AM   #7
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I get me 5# tank refilled at AirGas
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:31 AM   #8
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i get my three 22oz paintball bottles, and my 5# tank fill at the paintball
store! (paintball ohio)<the name of the place...............

most of them airgas places will only swap out your nice new bottle for
one of their rusty ol bottles! some don't.
and tell you to hit the road.

no paint ball shops by you?
where do you ge your painball tanks filled now?
Tipsy I don't paintball so I don't know to be honest.. I am told that the Dicks Sporting Goods chain will do it..but I will have to call.. There is an Airgas place real close to my house.. so im hoping they will do it.

I also agree with the above poster.. 5lb is prob the way to go.. Im just trying to conserve space.
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I found a liquor store near me that fills tanks for home brewers, etc. Got my 5 lb filled for $12. I'd ask the LFS or check "welding supply", "beverage supply" or "brewer supply" in the yellow pages.

What size is your aquarium?

I highly recommend sticking with a CGA-320 style regulator & 5 or 2.5 lb CO2 cylinder. I initially set up a paintball system & was disappointed with various aspects of it. I was seduced by its compactness & ability to fill paintball cylinders at Dick's Sporting Goods.

I got my 5 lb cylinder from aquariumplants.com & am thrilled with it

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Old 03-08-2014, 02:20 AM   #10
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i refilled my 20oz tank at dick's sporting good
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:24 AM   #11
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For 5Lb + tanks try googling welding supply stores. Mine fills same day (in by 12 ready at 4) is $17 for 10Lb. Mine fills my tank -- other exchange and some do both IME.
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I refilled my 10lb today at a paintball store
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I found a liquor store near me that fills tanks for home brewers, etc. Got my 5 lb filled for $12. I'd ask the LFS or check "welding supply", "beverage supply" or "brewer supply" in the yellow pages.

What size is your aquarium?

I highly recommend sticking with a CGA-320 style regulator & 5 or 2.5 lb CO2 cylinder. I initially set up a paintball system & was disappointed with various aspects of it. I was seduced by its compactness & ability to fill paintball cylinders at Dick's Sporting Goods.

I got my 5 lb cylinder from aquariumplants.com & am thrilled with it

M2CW
The red sea system I have will work with standard tanks and I agree.. going with 5lb once I can confirm where to get it locally.. Looks like I'll try Airgas and then Dicks Sporting goods first..
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Cost me $3.47 to fill my 20oz pb co2 at Academy
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:39 AM   #15
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AirGas refills mine for $1 per pound.
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