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mini c02 ?

Is there a mini Co2 system that uses those BB gun type co2 cartridges?
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There's one that uses paintball cylinders.



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This is the closest I've come to seeing anything with the tiny co2 whippet deals that you are asking about. The CO2 for pellet guns right? This is a knock off of the ADA setup. You can also buy a set of 3 refill bottles for this unit.



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Thanks,

I am having trouble with a diffuser, it collects the pressure but doesn't bubble (diy yeast and sugar) when I remove the airline there is alot of pressure in the line.

Was I suppose to do something to the diffuser before connecting it (soak it or something)?

Thanks for the help
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Diffusers (I'm guessing you're talking about one of those ceramic types?) are not designed for DIY setups. Some people might even make the argument that it can be dangerous, to have that pressure build up in the line like that. Remove the diffuser and save it for when you have a pressurized setup.

In the meantime, just plumb the CO2 line into your filter intake. Or use one of those bells, or ladders, or any other diffuser designed for DIY co2.
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I've got one on another tank that is diy and it works fine. guess I will just place this one in the intake.
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my diy co2 works fine with a diffuser. the only time i burst one was when i tried to twist it off the tube while it was hooked up and pressured
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Has anyone used one of these units from EBAY? Are they worthwhile. I am thinking about adding CO2 for my 4 gallon nano, and am pretty sure I do not want to do a DIY.
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i'm curious about that ebay unit too. it seems very cheap? is it the best option for pressurized co2 in a nano tank?
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Nope, I would say this is your best option for pressurized co2 in a nano.




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what is that one? how expensive is it?
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It's one I put together. I would say I have ~$100 invested in it.

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it's a 'Thermo' type valve in a painball size CO2 cylinder.

The main reason you can't use paintball cylinders for CO2 with most regulators is because the valve used for a paintball cylinder are different from 'Thermo' type valves, which are the standard for industrial use; and thus the standard for regulators. Believe me, with some ingenuity and a bit of knowledge, it's easy to hook up any pressure bottle to just about any regulator. The only reason there is a market for "Paintball CO2" systems for planted tanks is because the kind of knowledge and the time to rig up your own system is simply not worth it to most hobbyists.

Even with my paintball parts on hand (and I do have quite a bit!) I'd still need to buy a few thread adapters, a remote line ASA and the regulator to make it work.


Simply put: Either buy the RedSea paintball system, or splurge and grab yourself a bottle and a milwaukee regulator. The cost is pretty comperable between the two, as you already have the diffuser.
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I went with a 20 lb co2 tank because the cost to refill them vs a smaller co2 tank is not much more. Been running over a year on my 75 gallon planted!
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If you spend just $20 on a SmartParts Inline On/Off you can attach any of the regulators designed for the larger CO2 cylinders to work with paintball CO2 cylinders.

It is pretty straight forward. Attach the inline on/off onto the CO2 bottle, then attach the regulator to the inline on/off.

But I don't think this answers your post though! Now that I've reread the original post...

This will not work for those smaller CO2 canister things you're talking about, only for the paintball cylinders (that come in 14, 20 oz. for example), but could be worthwhile if you want to use paintball cylinders for their size and ease of refilling (it all depends on your own individual circumstances).
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