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Old 11-12-2012, 03:00 PM #1
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Tank for Geo 2?

What kind of tank should I use for my Geo 2? A HP or LP tank? I'm kinda new to these tank stuff so what should I get?

I like running the normal 68/45. I'm familiar with high pressure tanks because I've always used low-mid lvl markers. Not familiar with LP regs though
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:04 PM #2
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How I figure it out is this:

To have consistent performance, you want the tank to output at least 100psi more than what the gun will run at. (few minor exceptions of course.)

So the Geo2 runs in the sub-200psi range, right?

So you'll be golden with an LP (450psi) output tank.

In fact, you're better off with an LP over an HP since the reg on your gun doesn't have to have as much stress on it and you'll get better shot to shot consistency because of that.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:30 PM #3
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I have an adjustable ninja reg on my tank; by removing the shims i get the output pressure down to around 450 psi. I have not had any problems using any output pressure with Eclipse guns.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:19 PM #4
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so would the geo 2 or 3 need a tank with the ninja SLP reg or could you just use the ninja pro series set at 450?
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:26 PM #5
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so would the geo 2 or 3 need a tank with the ninja SLP reg or could you just use the ninja pro series set at 450?
any of the geos will work fine with any output tank. there are very few guns that actually need low pressure input to function properly.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:54 PM #6
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but it would run better tho with LP tank right?
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:10 PM #7
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Do not use the HP tank on a Geo. It wont hurt it but it is the farthest from what should be used. HP tanks were built for guns like Automags which thrive off high pressure. I would also recommend against using the SLP. I have a friend with that setup and he experiences FSDO and consistency issues. The Geo is not a Bob Long. It was not designed for SLP. The best thing you can do IMO is get an adjustable reg tank from Ninja and remove all the shims. This will put you at around 400-450psi which will be the sweet spot for the Geo.
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but it would run better tho with LP tank right?
it wont work "better", but you might see a slight improvement in efficiency with an lp tank. (maybe 100 more shots). the stock reg will handle HP no problem if your fixing to get a geo and only have an HP tank at the moment.

if your not sure whether to buy an HP or LP tank, then definitely buy a ninja tank or regulator so you can just swap a couple shims out to switch between the two. ninja is easily one of the top tank brands out there, i really like mine. priced and made well.

HP tanks werent exactly designed for automags....the SHP (super high pressure) was designed for automags since they crave pressures well above what the HP 850psi can offer. hp tanks are for guns more like spyders and tippmans that come stock setup to work with the pressures of co2. there are also a few other older high ends that worked better with hp, like cockers and 05/06 egos had a high enough operating pressure where LP could starve them at a high enough rate of fire.

the newer bob long guns that dont use macro line are the ones that work best at 450psi or less, mostly because its a lot easier on the internal seals from the asa to the reg. just fyi.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:17 PM #9
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it wont work "better", but you might see a slight improvement in efficiency with an lp tank. the stock reg will handle HP no problem.

if your not sure whether to buy an HP or LP tank, then definitely buy a ninja tank so you can just swap a couple shims out to switch between the two. ninja is easily one of the top tank brands out there, i really like mine. priced and made well.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:20 PM #10
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i have a tank that needs to be hydro'd so thinking of just putting a ninja reg on it and having two 68/4500 tanks
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:29 PM #11
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i have a tank that needs to be hydro'd so thinking of just putting a ninja reg on it and having two 68/4500 tanks
thats also a good idea, cant remember if it was them but i think ninja does have a reg swap program. they'll keep your tanks old reg and give a discount on the new one. im not sure if they do hydrotesting though, you could get everything taken care of at one place at least. i figure they do. but if they dont crossfire is one of the quickest/cheapest/most reliable ways to do it. and no it doesnt have to be a crossfire tank.


i also added a little more info in my previous post. wasnt fast enough with the ninja edit lol.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:33 PM #12
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thanks for all the info rebel, i totally took over this guys post haha. but im sure he'll find all this useful too
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:01 AM #13
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thanks for all the info rebel, i totally took over this guys post haha. but im sure he'll find all this useful too
Haha I do . I'll just buy a Ninja Tank
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:27 PM #14
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im gunna just send ninja my old tank to get hydro'd and have a new reg put on.
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im gunna just send ninja my old tank to get hydro'd and have a new reg put on.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:51 PM #16
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^ you sound like the lady at the front desk of the Thai massage parlor hahah.
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lol, ninja actually read my posts earlier and sent me a pm saying thanks for giving them a good word, he also confirmed they do in-house hydrotesting and reg swap program.
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lol, ninja actually read my posts earlier and sent me a pm saying thanks for giving them a good word, he also confirmed they do in-house hydrotesting and reg swap program.
yeah someone from them messaged me too, gave me all the info on tank swaps, glad to see they are actively on here
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^ you sound like the lady at the front desk of the Thai massage parlor hahah.
"they will take care of you" :p
Haha that made me laugh...and how do you know that is what they say at Thai massage parlors?
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yeah someone from them messaged me too, gave me all the info on tank swaps, glad to see they are actively on here
If you ever need any kind of help with a Ninja tank/reg, ask "Rob @ Ninja PB". One of the best guys on the nation period.
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