What is required along with the prices i got them for:
tank (or any tank really) (Free, brothers old paintball tak, new $9 at walmat for the 9oz, or $30 for the 20oz. I am using a 20oz)
---Regulator to fit the tank you picked. ($10 or so, I didn't get this either but I was told it was less then $15)
EDIT: Please note this is not a regulator for playing paintball, those run around $35, and I dont know if they work. This is just an On/Off switch i'm using as a regulator. When I get home I will see if i can get a more fine tuned regulator to enable a constant flow of CO2
---Some plastic object to hold the CO2
in the tank.
EDIT: I'm including this as $0 becasue you can proably find somthing in your house. Tube of raquetballs at wal-mart is cheap.
---Enough airline tubing to span the height of your tank x4 + 10 feet or so. You can get 25ft at wal-mart for less then $10.
Total price: $34-54
Ok so I started by just wanting to make a normal pressurized CO2
system with a paintball tank, I obtained the tubing, a fine airstone, and a regulator for the tank. And I got this...
The red thing is a one way valve to protect the tank.
I soon relized that i could adjust the tank to release the exact ammount of CO2
i needed, but I could not get it to stay there, the regulator was ment for the on/off position.
So I moved on and I decided on, then I need to just hold the CO2
under water until it disolved, so next I decided to make a reactor, but relized I couldn't hold in suspended in the water collum with what I have in my dorm room.
So next I built this...
The tube on top is comming from the CO2
tank. The tube on the bottom I will get to in a minute. My "plastic object" is an old raquet ball tube, I poked alot of holes in the end of it with a scredriver and I worked hard to get all the glue off of it. The holes are to increase circulation.
The rocks in the bottom of tube are to hold it down, and the white stuff on the sides is filter floss to allow circulation but lock alot of the CO2
After a day with that in my tank I decided that it did not have the ammount of water flow I needed. So I upgraded again. I added the second tube you see above, on the bottom. I took the other end of it, created a siphon and attached it....
Right there. That creates a small siphon which increases the flow through my reactor.
I have no idea how effective it will be, but I'm proud of it none the less.
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