View Full Version : Air Tank Help

10-26-2007, 12:14 PM
Can anyone explain to me what all the air tank talk is. meaning the 71/4500psi or 48cu/3000psi. what does that mean and is it better to have higher numbers. and are the carbon finber tanks better or just as good but are more for looks?

10-26-2007, 12:16 PM
also what is this hydro that needs to be replaced

The Pumper
10-26-2007, 12:17 PM
well first off, the 4500 [or 3000]means the psi it can hold
the 71 [or the first #] is the pressure per square inch, i believe. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Higher the #, the more pressure it can hold. Carbon fiber tanks are better because they are lighter and since Carbon fiber tanks are usually with the 4500's and a selected amount of 3000's, its good because of the amount of air it holds.

A carbon fiber tank is in hydro for 3 and steelies are in for 5. Hydro is making sure the tank can be used without anything blowing up or breaking.

10-26-2007, 12:24 PM
well actually carbon fiber tanks are starting to become 5 years too
as for the psi the 4500 or 3000. Id say its better to have a 4500 just cuz it will get more shot then a 3000 but if your field only field only can fill 3000 then its just a waste of money.
and for the number in front of that it tells you how big the tank is also the higher that number the more shots u can get out of you tank. Really for the size it's just a personal preference just gotta try the sizes at ur local paintball shop n see which one feels the best with ur gun. But generally most people have a 68/4500 or a 45/4500

The Pumper
10-26-2007, 01:09 PM
I didnt hear about that tanks becoming 5 yrs. Last time I knew it was 3 yrs...any links to it?

10-26-2007, 03:19 PM
right there
http://www.actionvillage.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/DisplayProductInformation-Start;sid=HOsHUvy8WrsHP7ueaWzH-vZoI30TWiX2VKM=?ProductID=zZSsFAY7_%2ewAAAD3x2elA_ 2t
and if my last post was a lil hard to fallow i can make it simpler just its a friday n my brain like gone haha

10-27-2007, 06:46 AM
so where do you get a more hydro at? or when your 5 or 3 yrs are up do you have to buy another one

The Pumper
10-27-2007, 06:49 AM
local airsmiths should do them. And no you shouldnt need to get a new tank unless you have like a 47/3000 and want a 68/4500 or something.

10-27-2007, 10:29 AM
If you are used too co2
but the HPA is more consistent and can be used in the winter.