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Talking LOW cost mini pressurized co2 solution

For those of you pursuing a mini co2 solution here is a low cost solution to the "can I use a paintball cylinder for pressurized co2 at a reasonable cost"
you can use one of these adapters depending on the fitting on your standard regulator be it male or female...
https://palmer-pursuit.com/ecom/prod...b050621325fcd8
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https://palmer-pursuit.com/ecom/prod...b050621325fcd8
can be used with
this https://palmer-pursuit.com/ecom/prod...b050621325fcd8

to adapt a standard regulator, this is also an excellent site I've found for numerous fittings and other neat solutions.
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just refreshing so the info gets out there, as soon as everything comes in for me I will leave a journal
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Question ???no input

no input folks? thought for sure I'd here something, well we'll see if it works,(no reason it shouldn't)
we're also talking about a < $30 dollar solution.
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what is the cost to refill the co2 paintball ??? and how big is the tank 9 oz??
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your options are 20oz, 12oz, the rarer 9oz. then you might have some odd sizes thrown in from time to time, these are the most common. $3-$5 at a paintball store to fill, need some experimentation to see how long they will last / most feasable for 10 gallon and smaller aquaria
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the links u put up there i cant open them so what regulator are u useing on them
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O.K. here to clarify
First link to this site https://palmer-pursuit.com/ecom/index.php
now look for these part numbers FITT109, FITT068, TYPH089

The following pics on photobucket show these parts in order described

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...en/FITT109.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...en/FITT068.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...en/TYPH089.jpg

they should be self explanatory, I think this is a very feasable low cost alternative that should help alot of people.

This is to adapt to a full size regulator
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I can't see anything, says your image to Photobucket is gone! Is it just me?
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your options are 20oz, 12oz, the rarer 9oz. then you might have some odd sizes thrown in from time to time, these are the most common. $3-$5 at a paintball store to fill, need some experimentation to see how long they will last / most feasable for 10 gallon and smaller aquaria
Sounds cool. The only ouch being 10lbs of CO2 for $12 filled or 20lbs for $15. But a 20 lb tank is maybe 120+ buckos. If one already has a system, a manifold is probably the way to go. But cool research and a good idea. I suppose a little 10 gallon tank couldn't go through much gas anyways. BTW, is that avatar a Llama's tongue or what?





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that would be a camel, sorry bout the photobucket pic's just refer to the first post or go to palmers pursuit shop online for the fittings
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