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Old 03-13-2013, 07:33 AM #1
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Which HPA tank to get?

http://www.buypbl-paintball.com/en/p...n2-air-systems

I have the DP G5 that operates on low pressure 170psi as it states in the manual. I am unsure of what my options are that would work with my gun.

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Old 03-13-2013, 08:54 AM #2
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The manual should recommend what tank output pressure you need. It well either be LP, or HP.

Be sure to check over the manual before making a purchase.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:56 AM #3
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I think it could take a regular tank. I had the G4 and used a dxs worked well. As for tank whats your budget and what size are you looking into or are you just asking what tanks your gun takes?
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:14 AM #4
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I think it could take a regular tank. I had the G4 and used a dxs worked well. As for tank whats your budget and what size are you looking into or are you just asking what tanks your gun takes?
Budget is no problem, I hope to be able to shoot a fair amount. I would pick lightweight over amount of shots that can be fired. Also as mentioned above, are all these tanks workable for my gun, LP (low Pressure)?

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Old 03-13-2013, 09:24 AM #5
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I dont think your guns LP I could be wrong but the g4 wasnt I dont think they would do that 170 might be the output pressure
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:57 AM #6
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NINJA 68 4500 adjustable would work pretty good for that marker
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:42 PM #7
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I dont think your guns LP I could be wrong but the g4 wasnt I dont think they would do that 170 might be the output pressure

pretty sure all of DP's newer guns run below 200..almost any electro made after 2007 does for that matter, i can only think of a couple that run higher than 220.


to the Op- HP or LP will be fine for your gun, it will work on either and you wont see any performance differences. most people like a 68ci/4500psi size tank, theres a lot of different sizes out there so go to a shop or field and ask to see one in person to see if you like it. bring your gun and screw it on to see how it feels. id reccomend a ninja or crossfire brand tank for sure. best quality for the money imo and good customer service, plus they both do hydrotests in house.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:49 PM #8
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Ninja or Crossfire currently make the best tanks. Get one of those in the size you are most comfortable with. I'm a fan of 68/4500s or bigger because I have really long arms but your mileage may vary.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:22 PM #9
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I always liked to use a stubby. I just enjoyed the weight and length reduction. If your field doesnt make you pay per fill then the lower capacity shouldnt be a problem. If you can empty a full stubby in a single game with a semi efficient marker you have a leak...

as for brand, mine is a Pure Energy but meh. I would pick a dxs if i could do it over. Or a Ninja.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:17 AM #10
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Thanks guys, I'm leaning towards a 68/4500 for size. For Brand, I almost don't care as long as it works. I mean to ask that if I buy any 68/4500 HPA tank I don't need to adjust anything on the tank or gun except maybe the velocity so I meet the field requirements right? How is it for your markers? (if you don't own a G5)
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:18 AM #11
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The gun reg will cut the pressure from the tank to the guns solenoid. Vapors and older Angels without shim mods are the only ones I know of that can only run on LP unmodiified. HP or LP will work fine with your gun.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:32 PM #12
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I'd go with one of those Ninja Dura tanks personally. I have an older Crossfire and love it, but if you're wanting to shop there, the Ninja is what I'd do.

Looks like they come with the pro reg so you can turn the reg assembly so you don't have a gauge/ fill nipple in the wrist... useful!
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:04 AM #13
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Just got a empire 4500 psi carbon and i like the weight of it since i dont have the remote line yet.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:04 AM #14
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ninja makes great tanks. the adjustable regs let you adjust the output pressure of the tank by removing the shims. it is really easy to do. buy a ninja tank and you wont regret it
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:39 AM #16
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I personally run a 48/4500 peanut empire tank because I like the feeling of being close to my gun. The tight feel makes me able to actually feel my gun & where my shots are going to go. It all depends on what you want that. A carbon fiber tank would be the best for light weight.
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Get a 68/4500, you wont regret it. Less fills and carbon fiber means it weighs less too.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:30 PM #18
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http://www.buypbl-paintball.com/en/p...n2-air-systems

I have the DP G5 that operates on low pressure 170psi as it states in the manual. I am unsure of what my options are that would work with my gun.

Thanks in advance.
Get a Ninja tank, their regulators are adjustable so if you buy a new paintball gun that needs mid or high pressure, you can adjust it right then and there
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A Ninja 68/4500 carbon fiber is a great choice!
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The tank output pressure doesn't really matter (crap I might get flamed for that) as long as it is equal too or greater than the opperating pressure since the reg is there to convert your high pressure air from the tank to the opperating pressure of the gun.

Get the highest pressure you can afford. Most are 4500psi but I think Ninja makes a 5000.

As for what size, most want the 68 but there is a size and style for every taste. Some like the stubies, smaller players tend towards the 45s.

With that said, get the tank you want. Kinda like hoppers, they just all work. Ninjas are great and I wish I had one but my Pure energy hasn't stopped working yet.

Edit: Higher pressure is great WHEN you can get your tank full. My field keeps the refills at 3 grand so rentals and newbies don't overfill the steel tanks. I think the only time my 68/45 is actually full is at tournaments.
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