Originally Posted by RachPreach
Ok i have another question about CO2.....my boyfriend has a small co2 tank that he used for paintball and I was wondering what the cheapest setup with this would be for me to get. I really want to add co2 now!
Cheapest = POS
Cost effective in the long run would be:
1. Largest cylinder you can fit under your stand or afford. Will last you several months and cost way less than using the paint ball tanks. Depending on which you pick will run $50 - $100.
2. Best regulator with solenoid you can afford. Several types are available as are opinions about which is best. Need to pick one. Depending on which you pick will run $70 - $150.
3. Make a CO2 reactor, lots of DIY plans available here and on other sites. Google search got 31,800 hits. Depending on which you pick will run $10 - $30 for parts.
I believe you can find the equipment required to use paint ball tanks, not too sure you would be saving any money though.
If you are not in a hurry, save up some money and keep an eye out for used stuff for sale. I just got a regulator new in box ($80), controller new in box ($100), aluminum cylinder full ($80), 400lbs of eco, 80lbs still in bag ($400), and 3 awesome pieces of driftwood, 1 cool stump and 2 covered in moss ($50) for less than $300.....DC