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which regulator to get

looking for a new co2 regulator. anyone have a suggestion?
i was looking at aquatek. anyone have any thoughts?
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You can go cheap and regret it for several years, or you can go for something from GLA or one of a couple of other internet stores and be much happier.

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GLA all the way... You might find a slightly better price, but you'll never find better customer service.

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i did go cheap with milwaukee last year and regret it now. so i'm just looking for feedback for something specific. i'll definately check out gla. and i agree with the customer service. orlando has been right on top of things in the past for me
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Three other great choices are Sumo, Rex, and build it yourself.


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building it yourself i think is best if you have the ability and know how to build one right. i think this mostly because you can control what goes into it. so you can buy the components and put them together. GLA is really expensive though if your in a tight situation for money like me. a gla is around 200$... 185 being the cheapest.
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If you feel comfortable building something, look on the Victor Dual Stage thread for guidance. Look at the link below for one idea of how you can build something rather cheaply.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/h_bosma...7622829944660/

Victor regulator $52.00
fabco needlevalve $22.00
Parker Solenoid (not in picture) $17.00
Inline Mister $10.00
Bubble Counter $10.00
Check valves x 2 $14.00
co2 tubing $ 10.00
Brass parts from $ 15.00

Pricing is including shipping, some parts come from asia.

Roughly $150.00
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