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Old 03-05-2006, 11:21 PM   #11
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Yes, they have 9, 12, 16, 20 and 24 if you are using a remote. I use a 47CI HPA

I bought mine from a reseller named Aquacave (http://stores.ebay.com/AQUACAVE-Qual...QQftidZ2QQtZkm), but I just checked and they don't have a listing for Controllers or Regs anymore.. Try them tomorrow incase the listing expired.. They shipped really fast too (I had mine relayed through a friend in the states to avoid duties shh).. still got dinged for GST tho.

I generally look for stores with more the 1000 sales, also send them an Email and see how long it takes to get a response, the faster the better.
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Old 03-06-2006, 12:33 AM   #12
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also im not sure, but i think paintball co2 or some other kind has some sort of oil in it?
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Old 03-06-2006, 02:10 AM   #13
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malkore will post soon. Not recommended.
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Old 03-06-2006, 03:04 AM   #14
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Paintball guns have oil in there CO2 tanks to lubricate the gun.. I wouldnt recomend it..
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Mine doesn't, infact any Marker manufacturer will recommend you add 3 drops of 3 in 1 oil into the asa of the marker every 4-5 tankfuls to lubricate the internals since Co2 dries it out.

Co2 is a dirty gas. because of the amount of times they typical PB tank get's filled it will have more dirt and debris in it. The only thing that goes into a PB tank is what comes out of a 10lb + syphoned tank.

I can assure you they don't add oil to the Co2, just the oil that comes off the compressor (and that's in any Co2, including the ones used for kegs). I have also stripped down multiple markers and can assure you, if you don't add oil, that regulator is very dry inside.
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Indeed I will Travis.

the issue with paintball CO2 tanks, is that a standard regulator will NOT fit on it. You must buy an adapter...and the adapters I've seen are all in the $60+ range.

So it ends up being cheaper to just buy a normal cylinder, skip the adapater, and then get a decent beveridge grade CO2 regulator, and a needle valve. The needle valve is most important, as the regulator won't hold a steady flow under 15psi, and we really need about 4-5psi tops.

Paintball gun CO2 having 'oil' in it is a myth. I had to oil my paintball gun/marker back when I played, and our CO2 cylinder came from a welding shop. Its arguable that medical or food grade CO2 might be more pure, but its really a non-issue.

Plus, $8 for 16oz? I only pay $10.85 for a 5lb fill, and $13 something for 10lbs.

Long story short, paintball CO2 works, but its far from simple or economic. A few poeple have done it to prove a point that it can be done and work, but in the long run, its just not ideal.
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im not one for geography, but isnt ON ontario? im not sure btu thats probally 4-5$ us.. yeah not one for currency either. here it costs 2-3$ for a 12 oz.

sirlunchbox was selling a 2 lb. bottle and regulator for like 125.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=69456
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actually thats why i was asking about the paintball co2 lol because sir lunchbox's system is what i will have in the end. it is a paintball c02 tank (looks like it atleast) some kind of regulator than just a hagen bubble ladder diffuser. i was thinking about his system but didnt have a spare $125 on hand. i was looking for a cheaper alternative to a pressurized system. guess there isnt one then lol. thanks for all the replies
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If your intrested in a preasurized system look around localy for tanks (welding supplies and such) the rest of the components are easier to find and I at least have an idea what those cost online.. :P

Used tanks or small new tanks localy should be cheaper then the tanks online.
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