There are two main types of paintball tanks CO2 and compressed air. Both are pressure sources for markers which will launch the paintball from the barrel. It’s marker dependent as to whether you can use either or source without potentially damaging your marker.
CO2 is considered the cheaper option and more readily available whereas compressed air is more consistent.But it’s all down to what your marker requires and what you’re willing to spend.
It can get a little confusing with regards to what type of tank can hold what, so here’s a little help.
Compressed Air Tanks
Compressed air tanks hold air that is under pressure but isn’t compressed down to a liquid form. The fill is measured by pressure using PSI (pounds per square inch), larger tanks that hold a higher volume of air will allow you to shoot more due to the increased volume, even though they may fill to the same PSI as a smaller tank. Air is a more commonly used source of pressure on paintball sites. It also costs less to fill, the average air tank costs around £1.00-£2.50 to fill.
We would recommend;
Dye 4500psi Air System:
These are small and very light, and the stainless steel core means you don't get any of the issues that can are associated with composite core based tanks. We recommend a Ninja Regulator to go on it for performance and reliability
Check them out;
Dye Air System - http://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/dye-core-air-tank-1-1-litre-5085
Ninja UI Reg - http://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/ninja-ul-reg
Carbon dioxide tanks hold gas in CO2 liquid form. These come in various sizes such as 4oz, 12oz and 20oz (ounce). The tanks are designed to hold the ounces in weight as opposed to volume. It can be confusing but the measure that matters is the weight of the liquid. Your tank can be filled to the level your tank is rated for. CO2 isn't as common with regards to being used on a paintball site, it also costs more to fill with an average £7.00 spend.
We would recommend;
Prefilled Co2 Tanks with Adaptor
This is ideal if you want to use your marker straight away. We would however only recommend these for low end markers.
If you have any questions or need any further advice don’t hesitate to contact us on 01642 605000.