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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Is this regulator OK? Other reccomendations?

Hello, I want to set up a pressurized CO2 system for my 40 gal tank.

After reading the article in articles section on pressurized CO2, I followed the link to "the beverage factory". I see this regulator:

Is this one OK? I have sources of CO2 tanks locally. The description says "works with any Co2 Tank with a CGA-320" but I don't know if that it is standard to have that valve or not.

In the past, when I set up a CO2 system for my calcium reactor (yes, I am kicking myself for selling it when I tore the reef down), I bought from this place,, but I see the price is over double, and I am not sure if I am paying more because it is from a "reef" store, or if it is actually better quality.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this or links to a regulator they would recommend? I realize there are instructions to build ones out there, but I have no time for that these days.

I need reassurance I am getting the right thing.
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Yes, that will work fine. It's a single stage (read up on the differences between single and dual stage regulators - check the equipment forum stickies here), but it's a decent quality single stage. However, you'll still need a solenoid valve and metering valve, which, together, will cost more than the regulator you're looking at, possibly much more. Again, check the stickies.
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Oops, I guess equipment is the best place to search this out, sorry, I will go root around over there.
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