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Choosing a regulator with small gauges for diy

I am in the process of setting up another high tech tank. My current setup uses a Victor HPT270D regulator. This regulator has worked flawlessly for the 3 years I’ve had it running, as it is pretty much set it and forget it.

The only thing I don’t like about this regulator however, is the oversized gauges. They are just kind of clunky and take up a lot of space. In my new setup I will have limited cabinet space, so I would like to find a regulator with smaller gauges. Can anyone recommend any models?
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you can just replace the gauges.. They're about $10 each and come in small to large sizes..

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you can just replace the gauges.. There about $10 each and come in small to large sizes..
Yes, but for the new setup I would like to find a reg that already comes with smaller gauges. I can live with the clunky gauges on my current setup
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When space is a problem, it is worthwhile to know that the gauges work fine in any way they are turned, so if it fits better, I turn the gauges upside or backwards if it makes it easier to read and adjust things. One fellow told me it made him kind of feel sick to look at them but I figured that was his personal problem!
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When space is a problem, it is worthwhile to know that the gauges work fine in any way they are turned, so if it fits better, I turn the gauges upside or backwards if it makes it easier to read and adjust things. One fellow told me it made him kind of feel sick to look at them but I figured that was his personal problem!
Lol yea I’d probably break my neck if I set it up like that. Thanks for the suggestion!
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