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Please help me purchase what I need to for my Co2

Hi guys!

I need some help. I am really wanting to do Co2. I have gone back in forth with doing the yeast/sugar mix and pressurized. I know pressurized can cost a little more but I recently found an article that talked about its advantages, and how it be only slightly more expensive in the long run, but produce better results. My problem is that I do not know exactly what to buy. I was hoping somebody would be kind enough to help me pick exactly what I need piece by piece, so we can ensure it'll work out.

This what I have so far
http://www.amazon.com/Empire-Paintball-24oz-CO2-Tank/dp/B007XKFQCMhttp://www.amazon.com/Paintball-Adapter-Station-3000psi-Shipping/dp/B00GE7GEB2/ref=sr_1_2?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1396320626&sr=1-2&keywords=co2+gaugehttp://www.amazon.com/Natural-System-Bubble-Counter-Suction/dp/B0002DI1W4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1396320691&sr=8-4&keywords=clear+co2+tubinghttp://www.amazon.com/Jardin-Plastic-Aquarium-Valves-2-Piece/dp/B00880E1ZY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1396320797&sr=8-2&keywords=co2+check+valve
I think that is it. Would these items work for me? or does anyone have any other suggestions?

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Id get the Aquatek co2 regulator mini. The on/off adapter/gauge isn't what you want.
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a little more than i was looking to spend but this may be the way to go. Thanks.
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truthfully, that Aquatek will be least amount you will spend. I have one at my house used it and it works great, but pressurized systems go up from that price. if you are thinking of doing that, look to spend @ least 100$ or more. You can make one for cheaper than you can buy a pre-made one, just depends on how much you want to get into it. BUT I will tell you from personal experience get something quality, it will last a lifetime, get something cheap and you will most likely buy another (I did and there is a HUGE difference, ugh). Check this article out, its all about regulators.
I would advise against using the on/off turn valve, Had one, used it like a month and switched out to something that was reliable. just my 2 cents though.
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Here is a thread on 1. Uncertain about the safety of it.

Here paintball set up with regulator.

Just google paintball Co2 for planted tank and you will find a lot.

I wonder if this AQUA Labs Co2 Regulator Manometer for US CGA320 would work and be safe

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From my limited experience with co2 systems If i had to start all over i would spend the money and get it right the first time instead of trying to cut cost and replace everything over and over again till I gave up and sank the money into a decent system (at which point it cost 3 times the amount). I don't think i could ever use a regulator without a solenoid again, the less i have to manipulate the less likely i am to destabilize my tank.
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