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Old 07-02-2009, 05:16 AM   #1
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anyone using paintball co2?


If you are using this setup, how long does a bottle last you on average? And what else do you have in your co2 setup besides the paintball tank?
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:32 PM   #2
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How long a bottle will last depends on how fast you inject the CO2 into your tank. For higher light tanks, bigger tanks, or more heavily planted tanks, you will need to inject CO2 at a faster rate, meaning your tank will last a shorter time.

Most people that are using a (paintball) CO2 setup will have the canister/tank, a regulator, a needle valve, and perhaps a solenoid and bubble counter.
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:53 PM   #3
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My 20 oz paintball last me 1 1/2 months sometimes 2 depending on your outflow as darkblade48 says. I do not have a needle valve nor a solenoid switch so it goes 24/7. I usually do 1bps on my 30 gal planted tank. Always check your set up for leaks everytime you put on a new tank using soap bubbles.Hope this helps
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:00 PM   #4
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My 20 oz paintball last me 1 1/2 months sometimes 2 depending on your outflow as darkblade48 says. I do not have a needle valve nor a solenoid switch so it goes 24/7. I usually do 1bps on my 30 gal planted tank. Always check your set up for leaks everytime you put on a new tank using soap bubbles.Hope this helps

Can you tell me where you got your setup. I have like 10 paintball CO2 bottles laying around, and I would love to use them for a pressurized co2 system.


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Old 07-02-2009, 11:49 PM   #5
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This regulator has been with me for 10 years now. It's made in china but I think a saw a similar model at Tong's Aquarium in Warner a few months back. Not sure though if still there. They do have some CO2 gadgets there available. The gauge is no longer accurate though but still serves the purpose. The adaptor (the brass fitting between the gauge and the braided stainless fitting) was specially made from a machine shop . The stainless fitting , I got from a paintball shop. Hope this helps.
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