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Can you use paintball co2 for aquarium?


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I heard that paintball tanks have oils that can harm the fish.


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Really? Do you have a reliable source for the information? In all the years I've been doing this and been a member of the forum I have never heard anything like this. Not trying to refute you but I am highly skeptical. Consider all the folks using these systems not to mention the regulator manufacturers. You'd think if that was a real issue it would come up frequently.

Also doesn't make sense from a paintball standpoint either; when dealing with compressed gases you'd want nothing else going through the regulation equipment. Oil can diesel under pressure.
 

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I have two paintball set ups on different tanks. I absolutely love it. I have the aquatek regulator and it works flawlessly. I have it hooked up to a timer and it's never failed me yet in the 1.5 years I've had it. I have two 24oz tanks and two 20 oz tanks. I just bought the smaller tanks on amazon for 20 bucks each. Dicks sporting goods still fills them and it's 5 bucks. There's also a paintball place right near me that fills them for 4 bucks each.
 

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On my 36 gallon a 24oz paintball tank lasts 6-8 weeks. I would advise buying 2 tanks so you always have a full replacement available.
I don't really need a high bps. Is there a way to maximize the time between refills? Since the aquatek mini is set at 50 psi, I was wondering if there was leeway for user input variability to make the system last longer?
 
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