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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-19-2020, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Paintball regulator?

I need a cheapish regulator for a paintball tank and was considering the aquatek mini or the uns mini from buceplant. I then came across this one on amazon.

Anybody have experience with this? I'm hesitant considering it only has 3 reviews. Although they do have another for sale with about 100 reviews and good ratings.
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I have an Auquatek Mini that is running on 7 years of use or longer. The needle valve sucks and I currently use an inline needle valve. It has surpassed my expectations for the price.

On the other hand the Fzone. I also have a GLA paintball regulator that uses the same body as the Fzone in the second link. It has also been running about 6 years and is amazing. The GLA model does have his needle valve block and solenoid.

I also looked at getting the Fzone in the second link to replace my Aquatek until I put in the inline needle valve. I'm sure all of these will give you similar service and quality based off price.

If you can swin a little more look at this:

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At one point I was thinking about CO2 injection in a small tank and didn't want to set up my 20# CO2 tank so I was debating going the paintball tank route. The GLA regulator is the one I would have gone with personally.

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Paintball regulator?

I have the aquateck mini and have been using it for about 5 years and just had to do the first repair so Iím impressed. Needle valve sucks but whatever. I also have the fzone (the one on the bottom of your post, triple stage) that has the adapters for regular and paintball size. The fzone feels better in your hand. You can adjust the pressure of the output which is nice. Pretty precise needle valve for adjustments but one did not come with a tank gauge (which the aquateck did) so that kind of sucks. Both work

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