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I started using a 24oz paintball co2 setup for my 5 gallon tank . Its my first co2 setup I have never done it before. On the first day the psi was around 830 but when I checked today it's showing more than 900 and the working psi is 50. Is it normal that the co2 setups show different readings or do I have any problems with my setup.
Thank you.
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Hi,
I started using a 24oz paintball co2 setup for my 5 gallon tank . Its my first co2 setup I have never done it before. On the first day the psi was around 830 but when I checked today it's showing more than 900 and the working psi is 50. Is it normal that the co2 setups show different readings or do I have any problems with my setup.
Thank you.
A full tank should be around 800 -900 psi at room temp. As the tank warms up the pressure will increase a little. I have had some fills reach 950-1000 so technically a little overfull. It shouldn't be an issue. If it was 1000 psi or higher i would let some CO2 vent to bring the pressure down.
 

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A full tank should be around 800 -900 psi at room temp. As the tank warms up the pressure will increase a little. I have had some fills reach 950-1000 so technically a little overfull. It shouldn't be an issue. If it was 1000 psi or higher i would let some CO2 vent to bring the pressure down.
Thanks for the help. I think it was the room temperature. My room was a bit warm today. When I turned down the room temperature the psi dropped below 900
 
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