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Anyone know of a place locally to get advice and equipment for CO2 setup?
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Anyone know of a place locally to get advice and equipment for CO2 setup?
Honestly it's all about Amazon for advanced fish stuff, you can however find a local welding shop an they can give you information such as co2 tanks etc just not in regards in to aquariums.

However, I know a good deal about co2 and I live in Saugus and could help you figure out a nice setup and teach you some stuff about it.

I even have an extra bubble counter / diffuser / co2 tubing you could have.
I have Amazon Prime because I am still in school for master degree so I get Amazon Prime for free.

I can order the aqua-tech reguglator for you and it is guarnteed 2 day shipping.

DO NOT get a Milwaukee regulator they are prone to leak's the check valve system goes in them and it's difficult to set a steady flow rate.

I suggest buying a 20 oz paintball tank and buying the "Aquatec Mini Regulator" it comes equip to fit Paintball tanks and designed especially for paintball tanks. The paintball tank's are easy to get filled around here and probably where you are as well!

Any other information PM me your cell phone number I could give you some stuff that I have and even order the regulator for you and you could just pick it up.
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Get your regulator, tubing etx online. You can get the c02 tanks at a brewshop or Airgas.
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Anyone know of a place locally to get advice and equipment for CO2 setup?
I got a used 5lb co2 tank filled from Gorham fire in quincy. Refills are $10.

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I got a used 5lb co2 tank filled from Gorham fire in quincy. Refills are $10.

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Need to find a place outside 128. Down 109, 27, 95/495 area. Ill look for fire supply/repair shops out my way.
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Need to find a place outside 128. Down 109, 27, 95/495 area. Ill look for fire supply/repair shops out my way.
Looks like there's an Airgass branch in Plainville.
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Looks like there's an Airgass branch in Plainville.
www.airgas.com?
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I use Middlesex gas and technology in Framingham.. it's the closest that I found to my home in Natick, besides that homebrewing place in Natick center.

80 Fountain St Ste 6, Framingham, MA 01702

p.s. if you need a tank to exchange, you can get one from me for relatively cheap. I have like 4 or 5 5lbs sitting around
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Middlesex Gas in Plainville, right on rt 1, about a mile south of 495

Also you can get exchanges at Witches Brew in Foxboro

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Middlesex Gas in Plainville, right on rt 1, about a mile south of 495

Also you can get exchanges at Witches Brew in Foxboro

Perfect. I work in Franklin and can adjust my route home so neither are that far for me.

Maybe I can get Ned and Dan to start stocking CO2 gear at Neds in Millis....

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Called middlesex. New 5lb aluminum tank filled $99.99 and then he said around $28 for a full refill? This the normal prices? Asked about regulators, said he has Harris model 425-125 and beer regulators, Chudnow was the brand.. would either of those work?
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So you are all set right? I was going to dig out my extra co2 stuff. The regulator's he is speaking of is not really what you want to shoot for, they can be adapted of course but for the money I really do suggest just getting one off amazon or ebay. Takes 2-3 day's and cheaper then a lot of the local places you will find. Aquatec mini is great for the paintball tanks or Aquatec regular's which fit 5lb'ers.
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So you are all set right? I was going to dig out my extra co2 stuff. The regulator's he is speaking of is not really what you want to shoot for, they can be adapted of course but for the money I really do suggest just getting one off amazon or no ebay links allowed Takes 2-3 day's and cheaper then a lot of the local places you will find. Aquatec mini is great for the paintball tanks or Aquatec regular's which fit 5lb'ers.
Yes. Thank you for the offer though!
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R.G. was selling his 20LB CO2 tanks for $100 even. From what I know he paid $150 for them. Might have left for NYC by now, hence the sale.

If anyone needs a 20LB tank let me know. I can send him a message to see if see if he's still around.

Can meet up at Wegmans Burlington after 10pm or Cambridge/Alewife area evening hours.
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