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Help Co2 Solenoid Regulator?

I found this regulator on e-bay. I'm looking to purchase my first pressurized Co2 [Ebay Link Removed]
i don't know much about it, does this look like a good one, or does anyone have any others they would suggest.
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I think you will be in trouble trying to attach that regulator to a co2 cylinder in the US. The US standard is called a cga320 input. Those 21 mm connections are standard in Asia I believe.
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I did not know that! Thanks. I found this one below, will it connect to a paintball tank?






CO2 Regulator Specifications:
•Bottle Pressure Gauge: 3,500 PSI Max
•Reduced Pressure Gauge: 140 PSI Max
•Electronic Solenoid: 120 Volts
•Power Cord: 2 Meters
•Bottle Connection: Female CGA 320
•CO2 Line-Out Connection: 1/4" Compression
•Fine Adjustment: Needle Valve
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The specs say cga 320 so, my guess would be you would need a paintball adapter.

http://www.homebrewing.org/The-Adapt...er_p_1122.html
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Keep looking.

Pick up an Aqutek regulator off of ebay, they are pretty nice in quality.
Ive been running on for awhile now

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Thanks sean, what tank would you recommend with the Aquatek regulator? If i go with a 24oz. paintball tank I think I will need and adaptor right? Also and suggestions on a diffuser? I have a 45 gal tank?
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Yeah you will need the adapter. I run a 10lb and a 5lb co2 bottle.

To diffuse it, i would recommend building your own PVC reactor.

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i assume you are talking about the "rex" reactor?
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Yeah, that style.

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For information regarding pressurized CO2, I would recommend you take a look at the article that I have written (it is linked in my signature).

It explains the various parts and options that you have when it comes to assembling a pressurized CO2 system.

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Thanks Anthony! great write up! i orderd one from member yikesjason, he make a nice setup at a great cost you should check it out.
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Thanks Anthony! great write up! i orderd one from member yikesjason, he make a nice setup at a great cost you should check it out.
Thanks, but I already have several quality systems built. If you know how to bargain hunt, you can find a everything minus the regulator for less than yikesjason's price.

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Ok, i figured out the regulator thanks everyone for the advice!! Started to make my own rex reactor. My filter is a fluval 305 and it has ribbed flex hose, any ideas on how to attach to this hose? I was thinking I may need to replace it with a standard rubber?? Anyone else have the same issue?
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I bought 2 Victor regulators (used 253b and new 453b) off ebay for $120.00 shipped. You can find very good two stage regulators on ebay.

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