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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-22-2020, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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I am in the market for a new co2 regulator. I looked at co2 art, UNS, GLA, etc. I just don’t know which one is of good quality. I don’t care for all the fancy work but plan on using it for multiple tanks. Thanks
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I am in the market for a new co2 regulator. I looked at co2 art, UNS, GLA, etc. I just donít know which one is of good quality. I donít care for all the fancy work but plan on using it for multiple tanks. Thanks
I think out of all those, GLA is probably the better one because of the needle valve, but I'm not sure, because their needle valve looks different from what it use to be. I think they all use the same regulator available on Alibaba. I hear that most of the regulators that you listed above are good, but their needle valves are difficult to adjust the flow rate. So whichever one you choose, if it is difficult to adjust, you can always upgrade it to a Fabco NV-55-18 metering valve. Otherwise, there's a bunch of guys here who build high quality regulators.


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After all the forum reading if I hadn’t done diy I think I would’ve sprung for a GLA setup
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I'd feel good about going with GLA. I bought one of their regulators in 2016 and it's been in operation ever since, without a hitch. GLA was recommended to me by a local hobbyist as some of the best regulators around. Their current lineup looks a little different than the series I bought from but I don't doubt their quality.
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Do yourself a favor and hit up one of the guys on the forum that sells them. I know there are others but I have dealt with bettatail here and couldnít be happier. They will each walk you through what you need, especially since you say that you want to use it for multiple tanks. They can build a manifold with multiple solenoids and valves for you that will make it pretty easy to do what you want.
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@dipan, thank you for your kind words.


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I think out of all those, GLA is probably the better one because of the needle valve, but I'm not sure, because their needle valve looks different from what it use to be. I think they all use the same regulator available on Alibaba. I hear that most of the regulators that you listed above are good, but their needle valves are difficult to adjust the flow rate. So whichever one you choose, if it is difficult to adjust, you can always upgrade it to a Fabco NV-55-18 metering valve. Otherwise, there's a bunch of guys here who build high quality regulators.
Like Joshism said, if you want quality go with a full setup from Bettatail or Flowerfishs. They put in a lot of research to find the best parts, and it clearly shows. I bought a post body kit from Bettatail and it is crazy how nice everything works.
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