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spyderimagine01
02-10-2006, 06:26 PM
....Ok, so I am looking into HPA tanks, and I was wondering if a 48/3000 would be enough. They have some different sized 5000, but would that be too much?

So, if someone could tell me the right size tank for a Spyder Imagine user who plays about 1-2 times a month

timbertiger20
02-10-2006, 06:28 PM
I debated this very question. Get a 4500 or 5000! You may not be able to get a 4500 in alot of places but you can some places and resale is much higher for nearly the same cost. 5000 is very limited and much more expensive! Go with 4500 and as far as size goes stick with a 68 CI tnak unless you have a gas hog or you might drop to a 45 if your playing all speedball and want something very light!

ballistic
02-10-2006, 06:32 PM
Also depends on how many shots you want, go to otter sc to the basics to get how many shots out of each size hpa you can get, also tells CO2.

shunut
02-10-2006, 06:34 PM
I debated this very question. Get a 4500 or 5000! You may not be able to get a 4500 in alot of places but you can some places and resale is much higher for nearly the same cost. 5000 is very limited and much more expensive! Go with 4500 and as far as size goes stick with a 68 CI tnak unless you have a gas hog or you might drop to a 45 if your playing all speedball and want something very light!


:yeahthat:

You'll get so much more out of a tank if its 4500psi and they really aren't much more expensive than the 3000psi tanks. If you get the 3000psi tank you are just going to be kicking yourself later saying "Why didn't I get a 4500 psi tank?" I'm also with timber on the size, 68ci FTW.

TheRedBarron
02-10-2006, 06:51 PM
The size of a tank is a matter of personal preference. I prefer to shoot a 45 ci, my wife prefers a 68. its just waht feels comfy to me. You wont know what size tank you want until you try a few different sizes.

timbertiger20
02-11-2006, 05:20 AM
On the other hand you could run a remote as well!

spyderimagine01
02-11-2006, 08:24 AM
On the other hand you could run a remote as well!

Dont have anything to carry my tank in then. My harness doesnt hold a tank.

I figured 3000 would be too little, espically cause i play a lot of back and mid. But I can't find a 4500 tank anywhere...

FredPo
02-11-2006, 08:27 AM
68/3000 or a 68/4500. Most places give free air all days once you pay the initial fee so it works out great. I personally use a 68/3000 right now. Working on getting a 68/4500 from GangGreen


Fred

gailon24
02-11-2006, 08:49 AM
My brother shoots a 48/3000 on his bushy and sometimes just barely has enough for a game. I got a 68/4500 and like to play back and I never have to worry about air. Sometimes I might think it's a little big, but it acutally balances out with the stock drop and my reloader II pretty well (Pilot ACS 05)

bigred76
02-11-2006, 08:50 AM
If you get the 3000psi tank you are just going to be kicking yourself later saying "Why didn't I get a 4500 psi tank?"
QFT, I'm kicking myself for getting a 48/3k. Go for a 68/45. Trust me on this. ;)

You can go here (http://www.pbnation.com/forumdisplay.php?f=142) on PBN to find air tanks. Make sure you check hydro dates and feedback before you send payment.

ZippyWilikens286
02-13-2006, 03:35 AM
heres a 72ci/3000psi PMI tank thank I use they have them at ActionVillage (http://www.actionvillage.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/DisplayProductInformation-Start;sid=6PHXzHYJh1_X0zX5lLkXZHzdoJ7y3-0LhmI=?ProductID=OAKsFAY7hlsAAAD5MtFJBmGq) for $63.99 and it's only four dollars more then the 48ci! I've seen this tank for $120 every where else I go except one other had it for $90...


PS
Dye 68/71ci tank covers work on these, its just a really really really tight fit untill it is on there for awhile.

ShadowX
02-13-2006, 08:25 AM
i wouldnt recommend the 72/3000, they weigh like 10 bricks, lol. they are very heavy. i say take the punch in the wallet and splurge for a nice crossfire 68/4500 tank. make sure you get the HP output version though and not the LP version.

heres a link to a good tank for a pretty good price:

http://www.actionvillage.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/DisplayProductInformation-Start;sid=ltPr73Cd3w_rqjNtVl0rR3pU3rzO_PEslQY=?Pro ductID=zZSsFAY7_%2ewAAAD3x2elA_2t

i would stay with good brands though, I.E. crossfire, nitro duck, air america, and centerflag.

Chris Cole
02-13-2006, 08:46 AM
68/3k is good if you aren't shooting a gas hog. I get around 1200 shots out of my Spyder and a Halo + 6 pods on my Imp. I prefer my 68/45 though. Same size 50% more air. Less time at the fill station is a good thing.

druid
02-13-2006, 10:02 AM
a 3000 psi tank gets about 10 shots per ci
a 4500 psi tank gets about 15 shots per ci

so...if you get a 68/3000 you get about 680 shots and a 68/4500 gets you about 1020 shots.....a more efficient marker will get you more....

applesauce
02-13-2006, 12:26 PM
I Got A 45/45 From That Gatsplat Store Or Whatever, I Think Its Also Scubatoys.com Too....but It Was About 179, Havent Used It Yet, But Its A Nice Tight Little Tank Should Do Fine Unless Ur Really Throwing A Lot Of Paint....

bamf-hacker
02-14-2006, 07:20 AM
another important point is get what you can get filled. If you get a 5000psi tank but where you play/store can only fill to 3000psi then you are not getting a full (pressure) tank.

My local field fills all the way to 5000, but check with yours before making a purchase.


HacKeR

TheRedBarron
02-14-2006, 07:45 AM
QFT, I'm kicking myself for getting a 48/3k. Go for a 68/45. Trust me on this. ;)

You can go here (http://www.pbnation.com/forumdisplay.php?f=142) on PBN to find air tanks. Make sure you check hydro dates and feedback before you send payment.

:yeahthat: I once got a 68/45 on PBN for 70 bucks. and it was BNIB :D .

Some kids dad got him all kinds of nice gear and hte kid quit playing ball and was selling everything dirt cheap to tick his father off.

shunut
02-14-2006, 08:04 AM
Red you always get the sweet deals, you should learn to share with the rest of us. :wink:

splater18
02-19-2006, 10:11 AM
:yeahthat: I once got a 68/45 on PBN for 70 bucks. and it was BNIB :D .

Some kids dad got him all kinds of nice gear and hte kid quit playing ball and was selling everything dirt cheap to tick his father off.

dude you are so lucky for getting that deal i wish i could get that deal i mean that would be awsome :D lucky dog:D

vikingshadow
02-19-2006, 10:36 AM
I bought a 68/4500 ACI Bulldog tank for 40.00. CF wrapped also and not needing Hydro until 2008. It was leaking out the pin valve, but since it's rebuildable, all it needed was the pin oring. I bought a kit from the factory for like 15.00 which came with a whole new assembly so I just rebuilt the whole thing. So in a sense, brand new tank for 55.00.

Helps when you know people....:cool:

Recon by Fire
02-19-2006, 09:19 PM
If cost of the tank is an issue and you will be playing at a field that you will be getting "All Day Air" at, go with the 3000 psi tank. If you are going to be paying per fill and playing at a field I would still recommend the 3000 psi if you are on a budget. The tank is cheaper and most fields do not fill the higher pressures anyway, even though they will charge you for it!

Now if you just don't care about the price or if you are going to be playing outlaw or anywhere that HPA fills will not be available readily, go with the higher pressure tanks (assuming they can be filled properly).

JBDiver
02-20-2006, 03:58 PM
If you're going to do your own refills from a scuba tank, they are only 3000 psi also. Great if you're playing a little Rec ball at a private field....

timbertiger20
02-20-2006, 05:01 PM
Try http://www.guerrillaair.com/ they have awesome prices on there equipment.......and their regs are second to none!