Co2 Regulators With Paintball Tanks?

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This one on thread size select paintball GCA 320 and it will come with the adapter. Bubble counters are cheap, $5, $6 dollars. You will also need a drop checker and reagent (bromothymol blue).

I want to warn you, going high tech is not as simple as just adding more CO2 and more light. You need balance between CO2, ferts, and light. Its a lot more tricky then low tech. If one thing is a bit off, you will be flooded in algea. You need to be prepared to spend a lot more time in the tank, and to be dosing ferts every day. Also, a 20 oz co2 tank in a 38 gallon tank, will last about a week. So be prepared to be filling them a lot. I have a 20 long with one 20 oz CO2 tank with that solenoid/regulator and I really really wish I had gone with the bigger tank to start. I'm filling it up about every 2 weeks, but in a twice as big tank, you need twice as much CO2, so it will last about a week. In the long run, its cost me far more to fill up the little one every week then it would have been for me to get a 5lb tank
 

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I'm debating upgrading my 38 gal low tech tank to CO2, I found 2 20 oz paintball tanks in my house so I'm looking for a good regulator with a solenoid and bubble counter for a good price. Also looking for a good way to inject CO2 into the tank. This seems to be the best deal but I dont know if I'd need to get an adapter for it to fit.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077XVFQ46/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B077XVFQ46&pd_rd_wg=1w7kn&pd_rd_r=8AVMQE14NGCY06RH6FCR&pd_rd_w=oBzEn
I’d recommend the aquatek mini c02 regulator on ebay. Very nice quality and fits right on to the paintball tanks. Comes with a bubble counter too. The only thing you’ll need to get is a diffuser and tubing.
 

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This one on thread size select paintball GCA 320 and it will come with the adapter. Bubble counters are cheap, $5, $6 dollars. You will also need a drop checker and reagent (bromothymol blue).

I want to warn you, going high tech is not as simple as just adding more CO2 and more light. You need balance between CO2, ferts, and light. Its a lot more tricky then low tech. If one thing is a bit off, you will be flooded in algea. You need to be prepared to spend a lot more time in the tank, and to be dosing ferts every day. Also, a 20 oz co2 tank in a 38 gallon tank, will last about a week. So be prepared to be filling them a lot. I have a 20 long with one 20 oz CO2 tank with that solenoid/regulator and I really really wish I had gone with the bigger tank to start. I'm filling it up about every 2 weeks, but in a twice as big tank, you need twice as much CO2, so it will last about a week. In the long run, its cost me far more to fill up the little one every week then it would have been for me to get a 5lb tank
Hello
I have been looking at the same regulator.
How do u like it so far?
Thanks
 
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