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Old 12-10-2010, 09:38 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Wow that is a great price $44. I paid $100 CDN for mine at a LFS.
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Plus $10 off "everything" (Coupon Code GIFT10) through December 13, 2010 and free shipping on orders over $99.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:08 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I have this unit and it works great but the only problem is that the regulator Fluval provides with it is non-standard threading.

Therefore the 88g CO2 used for paintball/airguns will not fit and neither will the paintball 88g-->20oz adapters that are out there.
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Yeah, the proprietary cartridges is the BIG disadvantage of this system. So far nobody has been able to find a way to adapt it to generic refills yet.

I plan to connect a solenoid to this to help extend the life of the cartridge. I'll post an update on how it works in the near future.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:07 AM   #25 (permalink)
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It'll be a lot cheaper than the Fluval refills.
just registered because i wanted to let everyone know that i bought this cartridge from walmart this morning, didn't work at first, but a small amount of filing of the threading and it fits perfectly! seven dollar replacement cartridges with no real modifications needed!
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:17 AM   #26 (permalink)
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That's great news, jaypaul! Thanks for the info.

So you just took a metal file and filed down a bit of the treads on the cartridge?
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:27 PM   #27 (permalink)
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yup, just took a metal file to the threads and voila, it worked. jumped up to 1500 psi at first, then went down to 1000 when I actually started it up
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:15 AM   #28 (permalink)
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urgent update! DO NOT do what i did with the 88g paintball cartridge. it blew out the rubber gasket in my regulator...now i have more co2 leaking out than going into my tank on that note, does anyone know of a way to replace that little rubber piece?
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:05 PM   #29 (permalink)
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That sucks! Thank you for the update, jaypaul. Couldn't you just slide the rubber seal back in place? Maybe fasten it with some super glue?
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:36 PM   #30 (permalink)
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It actually ripped the rubber, but I'm going to Lowes in the morning to see if I can figure it out
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