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terrillja
10-18-2007, 17:44
I was wondering how many tanks you own. I bought one when I got my OW cert, then picked up a 30CF pony and one more AL80. Now my dad and I each have 2 AL80s, but I am contemplating buying another, and I wondered how many tanks everyone else had, and what size.

RoadRacer1978
10-18-2007, 17:58
1 AL80 atm. Planning on another AL80 and a 40cf pony. Then probably more AL80's in the future devoted to nitrox.

Venio
10-18-2007, 18:05
I own a total of 0 tanks :). There is no need to get one since the rental at my university runs at 5$ a tank which is cheaper than the air fill at CSSP for 8$. I'm saving money by renting.

I'll be getting doubles in the future, though.

sudnit5
10-18-2007, 18:23
I don't have any tanks either, I can borrow them from work and just get them filled for $5.00.

Jay_SMART_Diver
10-18-2007, 18:28
2 AL 80's, 1 Steel 80, want a 30cf pony

BSea
10-18-2007, 18:31
Here's the current total.

2 LP 85
1 HP 120
2 Steel 72's for vintage dives.
2 steel 38's set up as doubles for vintage dives.
1 AL 19 Pony

I'm thinking of getting rid of the 38's. I just don't dive them enough. Then I plan on either another lp 85 or lp 95. I intend to double the 85's next year.

skdvr
10-18-2007, 18:40
I have two AL 80's, 1 HP 130, and 1 AL 40.

According to my wife that is way to many tanks, but I want more. I would like to buy two HP 100's that I can later double up, and then maybe two more HP 130's. That will be quite a while I am sure before I get anything else.

Phil

DivingsInMyBlood
10-18-2007, 18:54
Just the 1 ss HP 100, i plan on getting a pony and another 100 one day.

paintsnow
10-18-2007, 18:59
none yet

so far i need(want) 2 HP130
and 1 AL40 for a pony

fire diver
10-18-2007, 19:06
2 AL80's (doubled) nitrox
2 AL80's nitrox
2 AL80's air
1 AL40 nitrox
1 AL19 air

seriously considering getting 2 more tanks to double, but they would probably be steels.

FD

BobbyWombat
10-18-2007, 19:15
No tanks for me. Mebbe someday, but low on the priority list for now.

terrillja
10-18-2007, 19:15
2 AL80's (doubled) nitrox
2 AL80's nitrox
2 AL80's air
1 AL40 nitrox
1 AL19 air

seriously considering getting 2 more tanks to double, but they would probably be steels.

FD

I would love to get a HP steel 130, but they are so expensive, especially for a college student. Maybe for Christmas, or once I hit 250, then again the cost to ship it out here would be a lot...

marchand
10-18-2007, 19:38
I have a total of 8 tanks
4 Luxfer al100
3 HP120's
1 LP120/HP160

I am planning on selling the LP120 and hopefully buying some more HP120's from my uncle.

I also want to get a AL30

Bring the Payne
10-18-2007, 20:24
2 AL 80s. Need a pony and a steel tank for dry suit diving though. The list never ends...

BSea
10-18-2007, 20:28
2 AL 80s. Need a pony and a steel tank for dry suit diving though. The list never ends...
Ain't it the truth?!?

Bring the Payne
10-18-2007, 20:29
I can't count the number of times Ive said "Well I guess I have everything I need now..."

terrillja
10-18-2007, 20:32
2 AL 80s. Need a pony and a steel tank for dry suit diving though. The list never ends...

I thought I was done when I bought my DS and all the gloves and all. Now I want to do ice diving, and am buying dry gloves. I also want to do ocean diving, so I just got a deal in the used section on soft weights.


I refer to scuba diving as my crack habit.

turtle_guy
10-18-2007, 20:33
2 steel 80's
1 alum. 19

Ramgib
10-18-2007, 21:00
My buddy and I share. Between us we have:

2 PST 119s
4 PST 100s
2 PST 80s
1 alum 100
1 alum 80
1 alum 30 pony
1 alum 20 pony
1 3cft spare air

awap
10-18-2007, 21:20
Between my wife and I, 5. 2 X S80, 2 X S63, and an S13 for when she does not want to dive. I'm in the market for a larger Al tank now.

Illini_Fan
10-18-2007, 22:18
2 AL80s -- and that is it for the near future. A pony seems like a good idea before I'd get a 3 full size.

Dive-aholic
10-18-2007, 22:24
Also between my wife and me:

2 sidemount 108s
2 sidemount 95s
6 AL80 stage bottles
14 AL80 K-valve bottles (4 at my mother's and the rest because we're independent instructors)
2 AL40 O2 bottles
3 AL30 pony bottles (2 at my mother's)
2 AL13 pony/argon bottles

The 95s used to be doubled and we used to have a set of double 85s.

And yes, I am planning on buying more!

Capt Hook
10-19-2007, 00:50
4 Al80, 1 Steel 72, 1 Al63

chace_nicole
10-19-2007, 01:26
No tanks yet, as I get more into lake diving..I will get a couple. Working on getting all my other gear 1st. Looks like a lot of people dive with AL 80s

fire diver
10-19-2007, 07:49
No tanks yet, as I get more into lake diving..I will get a couple. Working on getting all my other gear 1st. Looks like a lot of people dive with AL 80s

Well they used to be dirt cheap in comparison. But with the cost of AL skyrocketing, that price gap is closing. Soon steels will be much more in common usage.

FD

fire diver
10-19-2007, 07:50
Also between my wife and me:

2 sidemount 108s
2 sidemount 95s
6 AL80 stage bottles
14 AL80 K-valve bottles (4 at my mother's and the rest because we're independent instructors)
2 AL40 O2 bottles
3 AL30 pony bottles (2 at my mother's)
2 AL13 pony/argon bottles

The 95s used to be doubled and we used to have a set of double 85s.

And yes, I am planning on buying more!

This s$!@ is worse than crack aint it!

No Misses
10-19-2007, 08:52
4 Al80
1 Al19

Charlotte Smith
10-19-2007, 09:27
We have : 2 AL 80's
2 SAL 80's
1 AL 63
BUt the list will be growing soon as my husband will be going to steel 100's or 120's and we want to save these for air so we will be getting others for Nitrox......never have enough good tanks....just look for the bargains on the new ones....pawn shops are a great place to find tanks that have only been dove a couple of times in the ocean so people sell them thinking they have no place to dive around here.....their loss ...our gain.

TRACI
10-19-2007, 09:53
I have 2 - 80 aluminum, I never thought I would have any need to have my own tanks, but it is sure nice having them ready when you want to go diving, especially if you are going someplace where they do not rent them, you do not have to worry about picking tanks up from you LDS and returning them.

medic001918
10-19-2007, 10:13
We have two steel HP100's and two steel LP108's. All of our tanks are oxygen clean for nitrox use. When we dive air, we get nitrox compatible air. Over the winter we'll be adding two sets of doubled AL80's though. Just a question of when we actually go make the purchase since the new tanks will come complete with two sets of doubles regs, and new dedicated bp/w setups for the doubles. If only diving weren't so expensive....

Shane

cummings66
10-19-2007, 10:18
2 HP120 3500 psi
1 HP100 3500 psi
1 AL40 3000 psi

All DIN hookups.

Owning works for me because I can't always return a tank when the shop wants it back, IE dive Saturday and you'll have to keep it on Sunday, and if I'm working monday I'd need to keep the tank a week until the weekend again, much too long to have a shop go along with that.

reservecops
10-19-2007, 10:56
None at the moment. When I dive up here, my buddy has ~60 AL80s, so no need to buy them yet. It's great when you're good friends with a DI ... :)

I do plan on picking up a couple to leave down at my Dad's (he lives in Florida) so that they will be there when I fly down.

terrillja
10-19-2007, 10:59
We have two steel HP100's and two steel LP108's. All of our tanks are oxygen clean for nitrox use. When we dive air, we get nitrox compatible air. Over the winter we'll be adding two sets of doubled AL80's though. Just a question of when we actually go make the purchase since the new tanks will come complete with two sets of doubles regs, and new dedicated bp/w setups for the doubles. If only diving weren't so expensive....

Shane

So what exactly is nitrox compatible air? I've heard of Nitrox, and air being called EAN21, but what makes air nitrox compatible?

fire diver
10-19-2007, 11:05
Since medic is offline right now, I'll throw this out.

It is the same hyper filtered air used when PP blending nitrox. It keeps the O2 clean tanks from getting any stray hydrocarbons that may sneak by with regular filtered air.

FD

CC1020
10-19-2007, 11:21
I was wondering how many tanks you own. I bought one when I got my OW cert, then picked up a 30CF pony and one more AL80. Now my dad and I each have 2 AL80s, but I am contemplating buying another, and I wondered how many tanks everyone else had, and what size.

Three AL 80's... one air, and two for Nitrox

terrillja
10-19-2007, 11:36
Since medic is offline right now, I'll throw this out.

It is the same hyper filtered air used when PP blending nitrox. It keeps the O2 clean tanks from getting any stray hydrocarbons that may sneak by with regular filtered air.

FD

Interesting, I'll have to talk with my LDS and ask him what he has for filters. He only does air fills, but has a brand new filter setup. I'm interested in using nitrox, but it is harder to get near me than air, so it would be nice to be able to switch off between air and nitrox at will, without dedicating tanks.

Lone Frogman
10-19-2007, 11:41
1 13cf pony too small
1 19cf pony
1 30cf pony
2 HP100's
2 HP130's

medicdiver
10-19-2007, 13:35
I have one short Al80 for my wife, one Al 100cuft for nitrox, one Al80, one steel 40, one set of double hp119. Not counting my 14 cuft argon set up.

DZorn00
10-19-2007, 14:00
none:smiley19: 250 post can't come soon enough. I think I will go steel to help with weighting though for my first tank.

Vegas
10-19-2007, 14:34
Together, my Sweetheart (dive buddy) and I have:

2 Steel LP 95's
1 shorty Aluminum 80
2 (regular) Aluminum 80's
1 steel 72


When he dives a 95, I dive an 80...when he dives with an 80, I use the 72.

It was all working out Just Fine until he let me use one of his 95's a couple of times.
Guess we'll be shopping for some 119's for him soon. :smiley2:

mark44883
10-19-2007, 14:43
i have 24 AL80's

Bigg_Budd
10-19-2007, 14:44
Just got a Worthington HP Steel 120. Da Bomb.

loudgonzo
10-19-2007, 14:57
1-AL80

i'm a rookie

JFH
10-19-2007, 15:16
2 steel LP 120s
2 steel LP 85s
4 AL 80s
1 19 Pony

texdiveguy
10-19-2007, 15:40
8 --- not nearly enough...shopping for 2 more!!!

RocketMan
10-19-2007, 15:45
2 AL 80
2 Steel HP 100

CompuDude
10-19-2007, 16:04
2x Catalina Al.80s (doubled) (mostly as a loaner set)
2x Faber HP100s (doubled)
2x Worthington HP100s (mostly for beach dives)
1x Worthington HP119 (mostly for single tank boat dives)
1x Faber LP95 (mostly a loaner, may sell)
1x PST LP80 (mostly a loaner, may sell)
and
1x Luxfer Al.40 (deco)

Ten, total, counting doubles as two tanks, and counting the deco bottle.

Too dang many for one person. I KNOW my wife feels that way.

Dive-aholic
10-19-2007, 16:16
Also between my wife and me:

2 sidemount 108s
2 sidemount 95s
6 AL80 stage bottles
14 AL80 K-valve bottles (4 at my mother's and the rest because we're independent instructors)
2 AL40 O2 bottles
3 AL30 pony bottles (2 at my mother's)
2 AL13 pony/argon bottles

The 95s used to be doubled and we used to have a set of double 85s.

And yes, I am planning on buying more!

This s$!@ is worse than crack aint it!

Sssssnnnfffffff!! Where did I put that 40?!?!?



Ten, total, counting doubles as two tanks, and counting the deco bottle.

Too dang many for one person. I KNOW my wife feels that way.

Dude, I've got over 30! Okay, more than 15 each between my wife and me.

You just need to get your wife into diving!

texdiveguy
10-19-2007, 16:19
Dude, I've got over 30! Okay, more than 15 each between my wife and me.

You just need to get your wife into diving!

Ship a few my way...I still got space!

cheebaweebie
10-19-2007, 16:30
I have 2 steel hp 120's (worthingtons) 1 steel 77 LP and 2 AL 80's.
I LOVE my 120's. Best tanks I have ever dove

CompuDude
10-19-2007, 16:38
Ten, total, counting doubles as two tanks, and counting the deco bottle.

Too dang many for one person. I KNOW my wife feels that way.

Dude, I've got over 30! Okay, more than 15 each between my wife and me.

You just need to get your wife into diving!

Back issues... she can't yet. My numbers will certainly go up a bit once she can, but I doubt she'll ever be carrying big tanks or doubles, so not that much more.

And no fair... you and your wife teach classes. How many of those tanks would you hang onto if you weren't instructors?

And once I get to the point where I need stage bottles, I know I'll be adding more Al.80s, but until then I'm fine. For now. ;)

(Speaking of instructing, I'm bummed you left AZ... my friend Robyn and Chris still rave about your Rescue class, and AZ was close enough to consider driving!)

tarheeldiver
10-19-2007, 17:29
2 al80's

js1scuba
10-19-2007, 17:54
ok these are personal tanks --

2 sets Faber LP 121 doubles
2 sets Faber LP 108 doubles
2 sets Faber LP 95 doubles
4 sets Faber LP 85 doubles
2 Sets Luxfer Hoop 106 Doubles
2 sets Luxfer 63s doubles
2 single 95s
2 single 85s
8 Luxfer 80s for stages
8 Luxfer 40s for stages
8 Luxfer 40s for oxygen
4 Alum 6s for argon
2 Alum 13s for argon
4 Faber 19s for rebreather
4 Luxfer 14s for rebreather

Then there are probably another 40 or so tanks that rotate through our expedition and rental tanks -- but the stuff up top is MINE.

When buying tanks I always get 2 even if i need 1 -- i like matched sets.

(oh one more thing -- they are all oxygen ready - and i have been accumulating them for a while)

Cheers

fire diver
10-19-2007, 18:07
What do you think about those Luxfer hoops? how the bouyancy on them?

FD

CompuDude
10-19-2007, 18:08
Joel wins!

(of course, some might say that being the owner of a large technical dive shop is cheating a wee bit! LOL)

If you decide you need some floor space back, let me know. ;)

TommyB
10-19-2007, 18:28
2 HP 120's Wotherington
2 HP 100's Wotherington
2 AL 80's Catalina
2 AL 65's Catalina

BuzzGA
10-19-2007, 19:02
Right now we own none...living in Arizona its cheaper to rent when we dive than to worry about annual certifications. Of course if/when we move back to the water tanks will be a must have. At least 1 al80 each

dludwig
10-19-2007, 19:37
2 80s w/ air
1 80 for NITROX

cshel
10-19-2007, 21:50
1 AL80 with air

Boris wants a couple for Nitrox.... just not ready to buy them yet....

nathanbarlow
10-19-2007, 23:59
one Faber steel 12L, want to get another one, but too expensive at the moment :(

Also want to get a largish pony for my singles until I make the transition to doubles.

js1scuba
10-20-2007, 12:29
Joel wins!

(of course, some might say that being the owner of a large technical dive shop is cheating a wee bit! LOL)

If you decide you need some floor space back, let me know. ;)

I had most of those BEFORE i had the store. :smiley29:

They seem to multiply like rabbits.

Cheers

JDS

js1scuba
10-20-2007, 12:31
What do you think about those Luxfer hoops? how the bouyancy on them?

FD

The hoop wrap cylinders are great IF you can get a 4500 psi fill otherwise it is a total and utter waste of money. Better off with a Faber FX100.

Cheers

JDS

Dive-aholic
10-20-2007, 16:31
Joel, I want to see a pic of you with those double 63s on your back. Just the thought of the image makes me chuckle... :D

bubble-head
10-20-2007, 19:05
I have two HP 130's which my buddy and I absolutely love. I also have two 80's vintage Compact 80's. Soon, I will be investing in a 30 Pony.

js1scuba
10-22-2007, 18:14
Joel, I want to see a pic of you with those double 63s on your back. Just the thought of the image makes me chuckle... :D

They are over in our hydro department now. When they are done I will get a pick for you. I use them for pool demos and shallow stuff. .

divinginn
10-22-2007, 19:37
I have 2 steel 72s and 1 worthington hp 100,looking to buying a few more probably lp 77s.

GrtLks
10-22-2007, 19:58
2 Steel LP 85s (nitrox, doubled)
3 Steel 72s (air)
1 Steel HP 80 (air)
1 Al 19 (air)

Thinking about getting stage bottles next...

hoop
10-22-2007, 22:37
4 AL80's
A 40cf pony on the wish list..

woody
10-22-2007, 22:52
14- AL 80 (3 Sets of Doubles)
4- Steel 104
6- AL 40 (4 Oxygen, 2 EAN)
1- AL 30 (Oxygen)
3- AL 19 (2 for Rebreather)
1- AL 13
1- AL 50
1- Steel 27 (Rebreather)


I'm sure more to come.
Woody

GlockGuy
10-23-2007, 20:57
2 ea. Worthington HP 120 w/DIN valves. O2 clean for EAN.

Chosen for diameter, capacity and bouyancy characteristics. Most of the bigger tanks are 8" diameter, which can be a problem for some boats with smaller tank racks. These allow me to ditch some weight and give me plenty of bottom time without being wasteful.

Theepdinker
10-23-2007, 23:03
Mine
Steel
3 HP100 DIN

Wife
3 al80

For when we have just enough time to sneak in one dive, or play in the pool.
1 Steel 3000psi 80
1 Steel lp 65


Theep

CaribbeanDiver
10-24-2007, 07:30
2 LP 77's
2 AL80's used exclusively for EANx

willardj
10-24-2007, 12:07
Mine
2-st 72's
1-al 80
1-Dub st 95's

Wifes
1-st 72
2-al 80

2thdivr
11-01-2007, 18:35
2 sets of double HP 100's
3 single HP 100's
1 al 80
1 72
1 al 30
1 al 13

BouzoukiJoe A.K.A. wrecker130 AKA Chuck Norris AKA joeforbroke (banned)
11-02-2007, 14:03
I usually rent tanks.

I also have a friend who will loan his to me whenever he's not using them.

2x HP130
3x Luxfer AL 80.

I'm currently coveting a set of HP 120s and a 30 or 40 ft pony/stage bottle. Like someone said above the 8" diameter tanks are a problem on some boats.

ScubaJenn81
11-02-2007, 14:12
I have a total of zero, my goal is to get 2 steel 80's for both my husband and I

MSilvia
11-02-2007, 14:12
1 set Doubled Asahi HP100s
2 LP72 single tanks
1 AL40 "pony"
1 O2 clean AL40 deco bottle
1 AL19 for pressurizing regs in the rinse tub

cyclone
11-02-2007, 20:55
I have 2 AL80, my wife have 2 AL63. Planning to get us both AL30 pony. Go figure...:smiley36:

Lake Diver
11-02-2007, 21:45
2 PST steel 130's
1 AL 80
1 AL 30 pony

(used to be 6 AL 80's but sold 5 when switching to steel!)

SarahBella
11-17-2007, 10:41
Right now(before xmas) my husband and I have one AL80 that is his. I am hoping to get a tank before the next dive season...I may try and god steel to help off set the weight in my BC/belt. Currently I take 28lbs when in my 7mm two piece so the steel seems like a good idea but I really like the Candy Color tanks the the ST website. Whats that they used to say "Its better to look good than feel good?"

Puffer Fish
11-17-2007, 11:03
I have a total of zero, my goal is to get 2 steel 80's for both my husband and I
Get HP steel 100's, you will be glad you did. They weigh less, take less lead...and are roughly the same size as AL80's

Puffer Fish
11-17-2007, 11:07
I have:

2 - Faber XF100's
2 - Faber XF 117's
1 - Faber XF 133's (I really need more of those).

And a lot of little tanks.

Right now I am one tank short of where I would like to be... but figure as soon as I get that last one, I will "need" some other size.

in_cavediver
11-17-2007, 15:43
As of now, we have 14 and are in the market for another 4.

1x dbl PST 104's
1x dbl Faber LP85's
1x dbl Al 80 (luxfer)
1x Luxfer Al 80
1x Catalina AL 80
2x Faber LP45 O2 bottles
2x AL 13 argon bottles
plus the emergency o2 kit

Wanting:
4x LP85/HP100 sidemount
1x dbl LP85/HP100's
1x db LP104/HP130
2-4x AL 40 deco bottles (for lake/ocean)
And you can always use more AL 80's
4x RB tanks (and the CCR's to go with them)


Lastly, personal hydro shop to take care of the above.....

IrishSquid
11-17-2007, 16:41
2 - LP80's
It is enough for the moment but I can see getting more in the future.

jbres1
11-17-2007, 16:50
I have quite a few .
2- 13 cu ft pony's (vacation tanks, use them 2 weeks a year)
1-19 cu ft pony (for singles if I ever dive singles again)
1-30 cu ft pony ( for singles if I ever dive singles again)
1 -80 cu ft al (its pink , need I say more)
1 set- 80 cu ft doubles al
1 set- 98 cu ft doubles steel
2- 100 Faber hp steel
1-120 Faber Steel
For the most part I dive the 98's, but I want to start diving the double 80's to see if they trim out better.
The 100's are for my Daughter when she dives with me.
The 120 was just too good of a price to pass up.
So if you dive with me and you don't have your own tanks, no problem I got you covered.
Jim Breslin

DarkCoffee
11-17-2007, 18:42
Currently:
2 - AL 80 cf
2 - Steel LP 85 cf

Currently this covers my wife and I for a short day of two dives.

Eventually the LP 85s will get twinned and I'll pick up a couple of extra steels in the 95 cf - 120 cf range. (I feel tank envy when I dive with friends who use doubles or 120's...)

Oops.. Add to that a Faber 112cf Steel w/H valve

in_cavediver
11-17-2007, 20:40
Eventually the LP 85s will get twinned and I'll pick up a couple of extra steels in the 95 cf - 120 cf range. (I feel tank envy when I dive with friends who use doubles or 120's...)

I felt envy for a while, then I spent the last 5 years lugging around 104's... Now, I have CCR envy and those itty bitty tanks........

mcc2318
11-19-2007, 02:08
2 80AL's I know I'm not that hard core

navyhmc
11-19-2007, 06:58
I'm down to one steel 72 that's out of hydro and VIP by years.

kenmendes
11-19-2007, 08:03
I just own 1 AL80. I might pick up a steel one soon

bubble-head
11-19-2007, 18:39
I can now add a 30 pony to my list.

quasimoto
11-19-2007, 19:40
Currently own two Worthington LP85's, a set of Worthington LP77's doubles up and a 13 pony. Thinking about using the GF from here to buy a AL40 deco for the hopeful next years class.

Silverlode
11-19-2007, 21:20
No tanks for me. Mebbe someday, but low on the priority list for now.

Same here. It will be the last thing for me to get. Not sure if it's worth it in terms of maintenance and servicing compare to hiring, in the long run. Will have explore that when I have gotten all my other gears.

kingfish
11-20-2007, 03:16
I have a 12.2 L steel faber.
I got it fairly cheap thanks to a mate otherwise i may not have got one.
Is handy when you have a full tank at home on stand by for a dive instead of having to hire one.

Jas.

timgpp
11-20-2007, 16:36
I have no tanks, but would like to add at least one Al80

vadiver
11-20-2007, 17:47
2x sets of ST 130s (doubles)
2x sets of AL 80s (doubles)
3x AL 40s (deco gas, 70')
1x AL 40 (deco gas, 20')
1x AL 80 (deco setup, 120')
1x AL 6 and 1x AL 14 (drysuit inflation)

Puffer Fish
11-20-2007, 18:16
I have no tanks, but would like to add at least one Al80
Wait for a sale on a Hp steel tank.. you will like it.

Bert
11-24-2007, 16:28
Well some time next year (late summer) I plan on going to school to be a commercial diver.. A small bailout tank will be needed for that..But for rec diving I looking at the al80. I think I'll be able to pick up a couple in the spring

Grin
11-25-2007, 08:40
4 AL 80s
2 steel LP85s
2 steel HP120s
1 6 pony
1 13 pony

I am making one of my AL 80s into a 100% O2 bottle for the boat as basically a first aid settup.
I want one more LP85 for my three tank dive days.
The AL 80s are not worth selling so I keep them ready for the few multiple days diving in a row situations I do a year. So I don't have to rush out for fills after a days diving etc...
I also have a mix of NITROX blends in all of them them for different depths and situations.
All my tanks are NITROX scrubbed except the ponys. I crossfill the ponys with NITROX from my main tanks.

WV Diver
11-25-2007, 09:38
I have never needed tanks as I get and use what I need from work or the shop whenever I want. Now that my wife is becoming a good diver I find myself needing a couple tanks. We are going to order 2 AL 80's next week as Christmas presents, one for each of us but she will likely use them a lot more than I will.

I will be getting a 19 cft pony for myself soon though as a back up for solo dives.

FroggDVR
11-25-2007, 09:53
2 HP120's (doubled)
6 AL80's (2 sets doubled)
2 LP72's
4 AL40's
1 AL30
1 AL19
1 AL6

All the tanks but the 19 an 6cf are cleaned for 02 service. OH, if I need more tanks I have the key to the dive shop so there are always more. Fills can be had at any time

Puffer Fish
11-25-2007, 10:14
I have never needed tanks as I get and use what I need from work or the shop whenever I want. Now that my wife is becoming a good diver I find myself needing a couple tanks. We are going to order 2 AL 80's next week as Christmas presents, one for each of us but she will likely use them a lot more than I will.

I will be getting a 19 cft pony for myself soon though as a back up for solo dives.

Steel WV, get HP steel...I'm sure with that special MOD discount you get from ST, they will cost less that what us mear mortals would pay for Aluminum... A couple of 100 cf ones are lovely things to behold.

WV Diver
11-25-2007, 13:16
I have never needed tanks as I get and use what I need from work or the shop whenever I want. Now that my wife is becoming a good diver I find myself needing a couple tanks. We are going to order 2 AL 80's next week as Christmas presents, one for each of us but she will likely use them a lot more than I will.

I will be getting a 19 cft pony for myself soon though as a back up for solo dives.

Steel WV, get HP steel...I'm sure with that special MOD discount you get from ST, they will cost less that what us mear mortals would pay for Aluminum... A couple of 100 cf ones are lovely things to behold.

I will likely pick up a couple of steel 100's for myself in the future but for now I need to take it one expensive step at a time. Know what I mean. I don't have the resources that comes from being an engineer.

clayton
11-25-2007, 18:05
my wife and i uses steel 80's and we like them better than aluminum,the weight reduction off the bcd was a big factor and the fact that they are always neg bouyant.

Soonerwink
11-25-2007, 18:10
I own 2 AL 80's. I was going to get some larger tanks, but all my dive buddies use AL 80's and use their air faster than I do. I just didn't see the need when I'm always ending my dives with 2 to 3 hundred more pounds of air than my buddies.

Ferrett
11-30-2007, 22:37
i have 1 brushed aluminum 80

PsychDiver
12-01-2007, 06:34
Just two AL80 for now. But always looking for good deals.

Mycroft
12-01-2007, 21:23
2 PST HP 130 tanks steel tanks.
Currently rigged for DIN, but they go either way DIN/YOKE and my reg goes either way. So when I took on on the Nekton I reconfiged it for Yoke to match their airfill station.

Sold 43 Magic cards and got the money for these tanks

Mtrewyn
12-01-2007, 22:43
I don't have any, I can rent them for $5 but would like to have one, like i say I like options.

When I buy I'll start with a Al 80, and maybe a 13-19 pony

DivingCRNA
12-02-2007, 07:53
my wife and i uses steel 80's and we like them better than aluminum,the weight reduction off the bcd was a big factor and the fact that they are always neg bouyant.

Arrrggghhh.... My pet peeve.

All tanks gain the buoyancy equivalent to the weight of the gas you breath during a dive. Your over all buoyancy is what matter. No matter the tank, you always wear the amount of weight that keeps you negative at the end of a dive for this reason. The weight is either in the tank (you have to carry it) or on your belt (you have to carry it). Aluminum is not buoyant-air is. Aluminum is just less dense than steel.

If you dive an "always negative" steel tank do you complain that you exposure gets "too positive" as you surface (and decreases compression on your suit)?

I know it is a minor difference, but sometimes I feel like it is sellers of steel tanks that push this issue because steel tanks cost A LOT more.

FWIW-I own 2 AL 80s. They are doubled. They do not "drag me to the surface" at the end of a dive, because I have my weigh planned. I am jonesing for a set of steel doubles...maybe lp 95s...

in_cavediver
12-02-2007, 09:33
my wife and i uses steel 80's and we like them better than aluminum,the weight reduction off the bcd was a big factor and the fact that they are always neg bouyant.

Arrrggghhh.... My pet peeve.

All tanks gain the buoyancy equivalent to the weight of the gas you breath during a dive. Your over all buoyancy is what matter. No matter the tank, you always wear the amount of weight that keeps you negative at the end of a dive for this reason. The weight is either in the tank (you have to carry it) or on your belt (you have to carry it). Aluminum is not buoyant-air is. Aluminum is just less dense than steel.

If you dive an "always negative" steel tank do you complain that you exposure gets "too positive" as you surface (and decreases compression on your suit)?

I know it is a minor difference, but sometimes I feel like it is sellers of steel tanks that push this issue because steel tanks cost A LOT more.

FWIW-I own 2 AL 80s. They are doubled. They do not "drag me to the surface" at the end of a dive, because I have my weigh planned. I am jonesing for a set of steel doubles...maybe lp 95s...

Actually, this is only part true. There are two weights to consider. First is the in-water buoyancy and you are quite correct. You require X amount of weight to be neutral, its either lead weight or tank weight but its still weight.

The advantage of steel comes out of the water. A HP 80 steel tank physically weights less than than an AL 80 (28 lbs vs 32lbs) which gives you a 4lb weight savings. It also is negative when empty thus allowing less lead to be carried as well, 7.5 lbs less lead to be exact. (-3lbs vs +4.4lbs empty buoyancy). This translates into 12lbs less weight to carry to the water. Of course, if you don't use 8lbs of lead with an AL tank, you won't see the advantage.

Puffer Fish
12-02-2007, 12:20
my wife and i uses steel 80's and we like them better than aluminum,the weight reduction off the bcd was a big factor and the fact that they are always neg bouyant.

Arrrggghhh.... My pet peeve.

All tanks gain the buoyancy equivalent to the weight of the gas you breath during a dive. Your over all buoyancy is what matter. No matter the tank, you always wear the amount of weight that keeps you negative at the end of a dive for this reason. The weight is either in the tank (you have to carry it) or on your belt (you have to carry it). Aluminum is not buoyant-air is. Aluminum is just less dense than steel.

If you dive an "always negative" steel tank do you complain that you exposure gets "too positive" as you surface (and decreases compression on your suit)?

I know it is a minor difference, but sometimes I feel like it is sellers of steel tanks that push this issue because steel tanks cost A LOT more.

FWIW-I own 2 AL 80s. They are doubled. They do not "drag me to the surface" at the end of a dive, because I have my weigh planned. I am jonesing for a set of steel doubles...maybe lp 95s...

Actually, this is only part true. There are two weights to consider. First is the in-water buoyancy and you are quite correct. You require X amount of weight to be neutral, its either lead weight or tank weight but its still weight.

The advantage of steel comes out of the water. A HP 80 steel tank physically weights less than than an AL 80 (28 lbs vs 32lbs) which gives you a 4lb weight savings. It also is negative when empty thus allowing less lead to be carried as well, 7.5 lbs less lead to be exact. (-3lbs vs +4.4lbs empty buoyancy). This translates into 12lbs less weight to carry to the water. Of course, if you don't use 8lbs of lead with an AL tank, you won't see the advantage.

Thanks for pointing this out... it really comes into play, when all you want is a lot of gas. I know a lot of south florida divers, using Worthington 130's...obviously not the 154.8 that one gets from double AL 80's, but when you look at the cost - one fill charge versus to.. and the weight...77lbs to be zero for the doubles and 41 lbs for the Worthington, it is easy to understand. Everyone will notice a 25 lb difference.

If you are tall, then the Faber 149, while not as good, is still a sweet deal...at 49 lbs.

I have faber 133's, and as a long time double user, can tell you what a joy it is to have all that weight off my back.

Note: The reason for the Faber was price, as the list price on steel tanks is a bit high for me to swallow... but a good sale is a wonderful thing.

rongoodman
12-02-2007, 12:51
I'm not very large, 5'8" and 150 lb, and find that LP-85s work well for me. I have a pair doubled and 3 more singles, and a 40cf aluminum stage/pony.

DivingCRNA
12-02-2007, 13:09
my wife and i uses steel 80's and we like them better than aluminum,the weight reduction off the bcd was a big factor and the fact that they are always neg bouyant.

Arrrggghhh.... My pet peeve.

All tanks gain the buoyancy equivalent to the weight of the gas you breath during a dive. Your over all buoyancy is what matter. No matter the tank, you always wear the amount of weight that keeps you negative at the end of a dive for this reason. The weight is either in the tank (you have to carry it) or on your belt (you have to carry it). Aluminum is not buoyant-air is. Aluminum is just less dense than steel.

If you dive an "always negative" steel tank do you complain that you exposure gets "too positive" as you surface (and decreases compression on your suit)?

I know it is a minor difference, but sometimes I feel like it is sellers of steel tanks that push this issue because steel tanks cost A LOT more.

FWIW-I own 2 AL 80s. They are doubled. They do not "drag me to the surface" at the end of a dive, because I have my weigh planned. I am jonesing for a set of steel doubles...maybe lp 95s...

Actually, this is only part true. There are two weights to consider. First is the in-water buoyancy and you are quite correct. You require X amount of weight to be neutral, its either lead weight or tank weight but its still weight.

The advantage of steel comes out of the water. A HP 80 steel tank physically weights less than than an AL 80 (28 lbs vs 32lbs) which gives you a 4lb weight savings. It also is negative when empty thus allowing less lead to be carried as well, 7.5 lbs less lead to be exact. (-3lbs vs +4.4lbs empty buoyancy). This translates into 12lbs less weight to carry to the water. Of course, if you don't use 8lbs of lead with an AL tank, you won't see the advantage.

Yep, those are all advantages of steel tanks, and why my next pair of tanks will be steel of one size/pressure or another. What my peeve is, is the simplistic "Aluminum tanks go buoyant" phrase, because every tank gains buoyancy during a dive.

Steel does have great applications if used for the right dives. But that is true of nearly all dive gear. A drysuit, double steel 120s, and a pony bottle are probably going to be more of a hinderance than a help on a 35 foot look at the pretty fish Caribbean reef dive (I enjoy these dives as well as cold, dark, deep midwestern dives).

In a 3 mm wetsuit, in my steel backplate, I wear not weight with a single AL 80. That is sweet on vacations.

in_cavediver
12-02-2007, 15:38
Steel does have great applications if used for the right dives. But that is true of nearly all dive gear. A drysuit, double steel 120s, and a pony bottle are probably going to be more of a hinderance than a help on a 35 foot look at the pretty fish Caribbean reef dive (I enjoy these dives as well as cold, dark, deep midwestern dives).

In a 3 mm wetsuit, in my steel backplate, I wear not weight with a single AL 80. That is sweet on vacations.

Yep, that's why on my last reef dives in the 50-80' range, I wore a skin, shorty and dbl al 80's with SS BP/wing. No added weight, neutral at the end and plenty of gas. I personally find there are places for most every tank. I agree with you, AL tanks can be nice since they aren't so negative. Generally though, if you need to carry lead weight, steel tanks can be more comfortable to use since you can drop some of the lead.

TravisD
12-02-2007, 15:58
Wife and I have 4 steel HP80's between us.

BouzoukiJoe A.K.A. wrecker130 AKA Chuck Norris AKA joeforbroke (banned)
12-02-2007, 16:49
I just bought the two 120s and a 40 cf stage/pony that I was coveting. No more tanks until I get a dry suit. My wallet is hurting bad from all the gear purchases this year even though I have, as someone said above, "the resources of an engineer".

CompuDude
12-03-2007, 13:30
I just bought the two 120s and a 40 cf stage/pony that I was coveting. No more tanks until I get a dry suit. My wallet is hurting bad from all the gear purchases this year even though I have, as someone said above, "the resources of an engineer".

The pain is only beginning. ;)

But ah, the rewards!

tarheeldiver
12-03-2007, 14:05
I just bought the two 120s and a 40 cf stage/pony that I was coveting. No more tanks until I get a dry suit. My wallet is hurting bad from all the gear purchases this year even though I have, as someone said above, "the resources of an engineer".

The pain is only beginning. ;)

But ah, the rewards!
I feel your pain!!

terrillja
12-04-2007, 13:46
Well just ordered 2 more faber HP 80s for my dad and 2 for me, so our family total is now:
4 X AL80
2 X AL30 pony
4 X Faber HP 80

All singles, no doubles yet.

Should hold us for now, I'd like a 120 at some point, but the cost is still a bit high for me now.

Lone Frogman
12-06-2007, 04:07
1 13cf pony too small
1 19cf pony
1 30cf pony
2 HP100's
2 HP130's

Add 1 LP77 I love the steel tanks.

Reg
12-06-2007, 04:14
My Finance and I have 4 x Faber 12L. Some People in the Club have 15L Tahnks...Now thats a big tank!

WD8CDH
12-12-2007, 13:28
3 - AL 40's on triple manifold with one of the tanks isolatable. (primary rig)

3 - Al 35's with 2 doubled and the third as an independant reserve. (sometimes dive as
doubles with or without one of the ponys depending on dive plan)

3- steel 80's 3442psi , one single, other 2 doubled, usually with the Al 19 pony attached.

1- AL 72

1- old steel 72

1- AL 50

1- AL 19 Pony

1- AL 13 pony

1 AL 14, 2015psi pony

In the past, a lot of misc Al and steel tanks and 3- 80 cu ft titanium tanks at 7000psi.

DUnder
12-12-2007, 14:56
Don't own any at this time. would like to get 2 HP100 steel tanks. I am cheap so will probably get AL80.

captain
12-12-2007, 15:38
6 steel 72's and a set of steel twin 50's.

VeniceDiver
12-12-2007, 15:56
3 dive with 3 aluminum 80's. cheap to buy, easy to maintain, but heavy
than steel? I dive in florida, where i use them 9 month a year.

SkuaSeptember
12-12-2007, 20:50
3 AL 80's
2 AL 63's
1 AL 30
I haven't decided if the upcoming doubles will be AL or $teel.

wtbscuba
12-18-2007, 09:19
2 AL80
1 ST117 EANx

teog
12-18-2007, 10:07
I dont own any since a LDS charges only $6 for the day.

MSilvia
12-18-2007, 10:49
I dont own any since a LDS charges only $6 for the day.
At that price, I'd have paid over twice the value of all my tanks if I rented them instead of buying. At $6 per dive, it would only take 30 dives to buy a $180 cylinder.

WaScubaDude
12-18-2007, 12:29
I dont own any since a LDS charges only $6 for the day.
At that price, I'd have paid over twice the value of all my tanks if I rented them instead of buying. At $6 per dive, it would only take 30 dives to buy a $180 cylinder.

Ahh, but were they full when rented??? Need to substract the cost of your fills.

WaScubaDude
12-18-2007, 12:32
Put me in for:
2 steel 98's
1 19cf alum pony
1 6cf alum tiny pony

Krafcheck
12-18-2007, 12:32
6 bucks per day with a full tank I would imagine. Im used to seeing 10 bucks a day and ~6 bucks for a air refill (no eanx). So if you take out the air fill cost it is 4 bucks a day for the tank. I have a steel 119 at 350 bucks for the tank, divided by 4 dollars for a rental (with no air, since you need to fill your own tank also) you are looking at ~88 days of diving. If you dont do it in the first year add another 20 bucks for the inspection now making it about 93 dives in two years before you break even. Even quicker with a AL 80. Like what MSilvia said.

For me it is not about saving money it is about diving my gear. For me diving my gear is more enjoyable. It might not always be more convient.

WaScubaDude
12-18-2007, 12:35
6 bucks per day with a full tank I would imagine. Im used to seeing 10 bucks a day and ~6 bucks for a air refill (no eanx). So if you take out the air fill cost it is 4 bucks a day for the tank. I have a steel 119 at 350 bucks for the tank, divided by 4 dollars for a rental (with no air, since you need to fill your own tank also) you are looking at ~88 days of diving. If you dont do it in the first year add another 20 bucks for the inspection now making it about 93 dives in two years before you break even. Even quicker with a AL 80. Like what MSilvia said.

For me it is not about saving money it is about diving my gear. For me diving my gear is more enjoyable. It might not always be more convient.

Like to have my own tanks as well. My very local LDS closes early on sunday and is closed on Mondays. So best to just have em full in the garage and ready to dive.

SkuaSeptember
12-18-2007, 14:22
3 AL 80s
2 Al 63s
1 AL30 pony
Keep em all filled and ready to dive all the time. Wish all my buddies would always do the same!

hydro
12-18-2007, 14:39
4 AL 80s (singles)
2 AL 40s (deco)
2 AA 108s (doubled up)

robanna
12-18-2007, 17:17
1 AL100
2 AL80's

Duckydiver
12-18-2007, 20:53
1 al80, maybe santa will bring more

WD8CDH
01-04-2008, 16:14
3 dive with 3 aluminum 80's. cheap to buy, easy to maintain, but heavy
than steel? I dive in florida, where i use them 9 month a year.

Triple AL 80's, I bet that's a heavy rig.:smilie39:


.....just kidding.

divingbuddy
01-04-2008, 16:26
2 X 2 HP 100 (2 sets of doubles)
2 HP 100 single tanks (for recreational/instructional dives)
2 AL 80 (stage bottles)
2 AL 40 (smaller stage bottles)

Plus my wife has 2 HP 100 and an AL 30 pony bottle

I blend/fill my own tanks. It is easier to bring the gas I need with me for dives (and cheaper too).

Just my two cents...Cheers!

mpd525
01-04-2008, 17:07
1 AL80
1 AL63
and gonna get a HP Steel 119 in about 2 weeks, so i can take some weight off when using the drysuit.

diverdan_51
01-04-2008, 17:56
1 Alum 80
1 Alum 13 pony

As others have mentioned in previous threads, you may just want to rent instead of buying. If you live minutes from a dive shop and renting is convenient, why spend $150 for a tank, only to be followed by $15-$20 annually for a visual inspection, and another $35-$50 for a hydro every 5 years. Plus, as has been metioned earlier, with an air fill you're really not saving that much from the cost of renting a full tank anyway...

CompuDude
01-04-2008, 18:35
1 Alum 80
1 Alum 13 pony

As others have mentioned in previous threads, you may just want to rent instead of buying. If you live minutes from a dive shop and renting is convenient, why spend $150 for a tank, only to be followed by $15-$20 annually for a visual inspection, and another $35-$50 for a hydro every 5 years. Plus, as has been metioned earlier, with an air fill you're really not saving that much from the cost of renting a full tank anyway...

Depends on how convenient the dive shop is, whether they fill while you wait or if you have to come back, etc. Hydro is $25 around here, not $50. And how soon do you have to return the rental after a long dive day, the next day, same day, or any time you want? The overall convenience carries a price, but that will vary from individual to individual.

And at any rate, if you dive enough, the difference in cost alone between renting and filling (including vs and hydro costs) still make owning a financially preferable option.

If you don't dive enough to tip the balance, it becomes a question of how much your time is worth rather than whether you will save money on rental fees.

MxDiver
01-04-2008, 19:24
two steel 72's they were set as doubles but the manifold went bad so I am using them as singles until I get a new manifold. Also I'm planning on getting a 13cf pony in the near future.

marchand
01-04-2008, 22:02
I posted earlier, but I've made some changes.

3 PST HP120's
4 Luxfer AL 100's
2 PST LP120's as doubles

RoyN
01-04-2008, 22:32
3 AL80 neutral. All bought from Scubatoys.com :D

wheelman
01-04-2008, 22:36
2 Al80
1 Al19

Z-naught
01-05-2008, 22:56
One Luxfer 19cf cylinder with DIN valve for use as a pony tank. I rent my back gas cylinders.

jpsexton
01-07-2008, 11:11
I have six AL80's and will probably buy two more this year.

Of course I do have three divers in my family and my daughter is getting certified this spring.

I also have my own compressor. I got tired of hauling all those tanks to the LDS and back.

Lone Frogman
01-07-2008, 12:22
1 13cf pony too small
1 19cf pony
1 30cf pony
2 HP100's
2 HP130's

add 2 LP77's

mwhities
01-07-2008, 13:01
2 - AL c100s (Catalina)
1 - 40cf pony.

kancho
01-07-2008, 14:19
3 AL80 neutral. All bought from Scubatoys.com :D

How are they? Is it heavier than the normal 80's?

Lone Frogman
01-07-2008, 15:27
Yes about 3 or 4 lbs more.

cuestick
06-10-2008, 17:10
1 AL80. Thinking about getting another one soon but I have some other gear I need first

dive10killer
06-10-2008, 17:44
1-AL80cf
1-HP100cf
1-AL19cf

scootermcfly
06-10-2008, 18:59
So far I have one AL80 and 3 Steel 80's...The pony is next.

68raggtop
06-10-2008, 19:15
6 AL 80's
4 LP95's (1 set doubles, the second set to be doubled)
2 AL40's
:smiley11: crap, they multiply like rabbits!

DarinMartell
06-10-2008, 19:28
1 - al30
2 - al80's

wolfen42
06-11-2008, 10:53
2 - Lp95

harb99
06-11-2008, 11:11
none right now - considering the purchase of an AL80 to keep around filled up so I can play in the pool

chris408
06-11-2008, 11:28
2 HP100's
1 AL 80
2 19CF Pony

And thinking of getting another 2 HP100 for Nitrox and either a 30 or 40CF

skdvr
06-11-2008, 13:55
I have two AL 80's, 1 HP 130, and 1 AL 40.

According to my wife that is way to many tanks, but I want more. I would like to buy two HP 100's that I can later double up, and then maybe two more HP 130's. That will be quite a while I am sure before I get anything else.

Phil


I added 2 HP 120 (doubles) a few months ago...

Phil

CompuDude
06-11-2008, 14:39
2x Catalina Al.80s (doubled) (mostly as a loaner set)
2x Faber HP100s (doubled)
2x Worthington HP100s (mostly for beach dives)
1x Worthington HP119 (mostly for single tank boat dives)
1x Faber LP95 (mostly a loaner, may sell)
1x PST LP80 (mostly a loaner, may sell)
and
1x Luxfer Al.40 (deco)

Ten, total, counting doubles as two tanks, and counting the deco bottle.

Too dang many for one person. I KNOW my wife feels that way.

Let's see, I ditched the LP95 and the LP80 (just not the right tanks for me), and added another HP100. So now I "only" have eight. I need to add another Al.40 at some point (current one is 50%, could use a 100% unit also). And perhaps another HP100 if I double up 2 of the 3 I have now, so I still have a pair available for shore dives. And another HP119 would be handy at times, as would an HP130. Hmmm... MUST STOP! :smilie39:

2x Catalina Al.80s (doubled) (mostly as a loaner set)
2x Faber HP100s (doubled)
3x Worthington HP100s (mostly for beach dives)
1x Worthington HP119 (mostly for single tank boat dives)
and
1x Luxfer Al.40 (deco)

skdvr
06-11-2008, 15:02
Hmmm... MUST STOP! :smilie39:


NEVER!!!!!

Rainer
06-11-2008, 15:11
2x PST HP130s (doubled)
2x Worthington LP85s (doubled)
2x Luxfer AL80s (doubled; likely to be broken down for deco/stage)
2x Asahi/Genesis HP100s (singles)
1x Luxfer AL40 (deco)
1x Luxfer AL14 (argon)
1x Luxger AL6 (argon)

There's always more to want.

I'd like to add another AL40, two HP100s (doubled), perhaps another AL6 (argon), and two HP130s (singles). Won't be adding any of these, however, in the near future (unless I find a deal on a set of HP100s...). Others can wait.

waytooslow
06-11-2008, 15:37
2 - a 20gal and a 75 gal... oh wait scuba tanks/cylinders... sorry :smiley2: - back to the scheduled program - dang newbies

Navy OnStar
06-11-2008, 15:43
2 HP Steel 80's (Worthington) purchased at ST of course!

chinacat46
06-11-2008, 16:03
None for me. I rarely if ever dive around home and if I do the shop I teach at will loan me one filled at no charge. If I were to move someplace like FL or CA or Indonesia I'd reconsider.

CFDAlden
06-12-2008, 00:07
Wife and I each have two AL80's. A pony is on my wish list for fathers day. :)

Doubling something up for next year is also on the list, but they'll come after a drysuit.

diver-wife
06-13-2008, 12:50
now is this thread just an excuse to boost your post count?

I have 2 HP 119 and a 40 ft pony

rawalker
06-13-2008, 13:10
As of last friday I went from 2 Catalina AL80s to 4.
My wife completed her OW checkout Sunday so I needed to double my equipment.
But the upside is when she decides not to dive I may be able to sneak in extra dives.

fisheater
06-13-2008, 13:21
HP120 (Faber).

WD8CDH
06-16-2008, 09:47
3 - AL 40's on triple manifold with one of the tanks isolatable. (primary rig)

3 - Al 35's with 2 doubled and the third as an independant reserve. (sometimes dive as
doubles with or without one of the ponys depending on dive plan)

3- steel 80's 3442psi , one single, other 2 doubled, usually with the Al 19 pony attached.

1- AL 72

1- old steel 72

1- AL 50

1- AL 19 Pony

1- AL 13 pony

1 AL 14, 2015psi pony

In the past, a lot of misc Al and steel tanks and 3- 80 cu ft titanium tanks at 7000psi.

I forgot to list my Quad 20s, three manifolded with the 4th as an independant reserve.

I also just added 5 more AL40s, set up as 2 sets of doubles plus the 5th used as a pony (1/3 for emergencies) with the doubles.

Buoyant1
06-16-2008, 11:12
2 st119's and a al40 pony.

mselizann
06-16-2008, 12:37
2 AL 80's

Trey9123
06-16-2008, 14:18
I really don't see the point in buying tanks. It usually just costs a couple of bucks more to rent than an air fill would cost. In addition, if you rent they usually put them on the boat for you and you don't have to haul them around. Unless you do a lot, and I mean a lot of diving, I don't see how they would ever pay for themselves.

CompuDude
06-16-2008, 15:29
I really don't see the point in buying tanks. It usually just costs a couple of bucks more to rent than an air fill would cost. In addition, if you rent they usually put them on the boat for you and you don't have to haul them around. Unless you do a lot, and I mean a lot of diving, I don't see how they would ever pay for themselves.

When was it ever about paying for itself?

That said, I dive enough (or try to, at least), that it is cheaper to own than rent. Especially since the tanks that I want to dive (steel HP100s and bigger) are not very often available to rent.

Bear in mind there are a LOT of types of diving out there other than boat diving on commercial charters. If that's all you do, then you have a point. But renting tanks on a regular basis is silly if you're shore diving a couple of times per week, especially using HP100s, doubles, etc.

whitworthsa
06-16-2008, 17:18
1 27 year old Bright Yellow AL80 that my uncle gave me complete with J-Valve (shocked when it passed the Hydro).

david_57
06-16-2008, 21:03
2 HP steel 100's doubled up
2 Auminium 80's stage's
1 Aluminium 40 for deco or pony with DIN Reg

Crimediver
06-16-2008, 22:02
iI dive a lot of vintage gear and have tanks older than me from around the early 50's. I have over 30 cylinders from very small miltary cylinders of around 1 CF to Spare air cylinders I use for kayaking to ponies up to large bank cylinders. I have probably 20-ish scuba tanks from 72's to 100 CF. Basically from antique to tech.

Empacher
06-16-2008, 22:08
none yet...

Empacher
06-16-2008, 22:09
Does anyone use those Tank Skins?

jbanks27
06-23-2008, 16:45
3 AL - 80 Singles
2 AL - 80's Doubles Config (DIN and Yoke)

Eddym67
06-23-2008, 19:26
3 AL 80's
1 AL 30 for solo deep.
1 AL 13
120 HP is next on the list....

CompuDude
06-23-2008, 19:34
Does anyone use those Tank Skins?

They trap moisture and encourage corrosion, so no.

BouzoukiJoe A.K.A. wrecker130 AKA Chuck Norris AKA joeforbroke (banned)
06-23-2008, 23:31
Don't recall if I've updated my answer sinc emy recent putchase and I'm too lazy to read the whole thread.

I own 5.

2 Faber FX120 tanks
2 Genesis HP100 tanks
1 40 cu ft al pony

I'm looking to buy a couple more.

character157
06-24-2008, 07:46
Right now holding at none...I am borrowing an Al80 from a friend. Hoping to pick up a Faber 80 next year.

Wetnurse28
06-25-2008, 01:18
Although I have logged 10 dives. I found it to be an absolutely necessity that you bring 2 tanks with you on any weekend dives.

I chose Steel HP 120 for the neutral boyancy and the fact that I do not have to carry the extra weight associated with Al tanks.

All said and done I dropped 730.00 for 2 steel 120's including tax

forget who said this but I found it amusing when someone refered to scuba diving as their crack habit.

johng723
06-30-2008, 18:14
Just purchased a Steel 100 and am seriously considering purchasing another!

terrillja
06-30-2008, 18:21
Well need to update my stock now:

2 Luxfer AL80
2 Faber HP80 that I am trying to sell to pare down my tank collection
2 Faber LP112s as doubles
1 Luxfer AL30
1 Faber LP 45

My dad has
2 Luxfer AL80
2 Faber HP80
1 Luxfer AL30

So between the two of us, we have a few tanks...

Sasha_K
06-30-2008, 18:53
0 right now, but will likely get my first 2 tanks within next month

Vercingetorix
06-30-2008, 20:06
1 neutral Aluminum 80

imfreeagle
06-30-2008, 23:38
2 steel 80's hp

wmspdi
06-30-2008, 23:43
2 PST E7 100s doubled, Sea Elite 300 bar manifold, OMS bands (NITROX).
1 PST E7 100 with a Thermo 200 bar DIN/yoke H-Valve (NITROX).
1 PST E7 80 with Thermo DIN/yoke valve for pool & public safety diving.
1 Catalina aluminum 80 cf with Thermo DIN/Yoke valve for stage and pool.
1 Luxfer aluminum 10 cf pony with stage style sling for public safety diving

RoyN
06-30-2008, 23:49
I have 4 tanks, all of them fabers. Two of them is the HP100 and the other two is the LP95. The LP95 is being put together as a double as we speak.

Martin2
07-01-2008, 09:07
3 AL80's (for two of us). We're looking for some steel tanks to add to our collection.

harb99
07-01-2008, 09:38
I have already posted and said none yet, but almost pulled the trigger on an AL80 last night - went to the shop and rented one for a week and it was $20 - I kept thinking how that $20 would go towards a new one and I would not even have to return the tank in a week - it would be mine, all mine :)

didnt pull the trigger - might next time I go and rent one though - seems like a waste to drop $20 every time I want to play around in the pool

anyone have any al80's in hydro that they want to part with reasonably?

digitalman
07-01-2008, 12:51
1 AL80 for now. I want another tank...possibly an AL100 or HP130, and then a 20-40cf pony for deep diving.

digitalman
07-01-2008, 12:54
I have already posted and said none yet, but almost pulled the trigger on an AL80 last night - went to the shop and rented one for a week and it was $20 - I kept thinking how that $20 would go towards a new one and I would not even have to return the tank in a week - it would be mine, all mine :)

didnt pull the trigger - might next time I go and rent one though - seems like a waste to drop $20 every time I want to play around in the pool


Scuba Toys has pretty good pricing on AL80's. Even after you add the shipping, they're still cheaper than my LDS before tax. I'm seriously thinking about getting another for my collection in the near future :smiley2:

LRDWILDER
07-01-2008, 14:22
2 AL80'S bought them from my LDS for short $$

easyrider003
07-01-2008, 19:14
Currently only 1 but hoping to purchase at least 1 if not two more

harb99
07-02-2008, 00:01
I have already posted and said none yet, but almost pulled the trigger on an AL80 last night - went to the shop and rented one for a week and it was $20 - I kept thinking how that $20 would go towards a new one and I would not even have to return the tank in a week - it would be mine, all mine :)

didnt pull the trigger - might next time I go and rent one though - seems like a waste to drop $20 every time I want to play around in the pool


Scuba Toys has pretty good pricing on AL80's. Even after you add the shipping, they're still cheaper than my LDS before tax. I'm seriously thinking about getting another for my collection in the near future :smiley2:

they do have pretty good pricing but I can get one from the local place for very close to the same cost and it is filled / with vis (no issues that way) - i will probably end up buying one from there, but it never hurts to ask if anyone has one :)

kwroads
07-02-2008, 17:00
two alum. 80s

kenneth.hall@voith.com
07-03-2008, 07:20
I have 2 AL 80's but will soon get 2 more so my wife and I will each have 2.

Eddym67
07-03-2008, 07:25
Update:
5 Al 80's
1 Al 30
1 Al 13

JFH
07-03-2008, 17:43
4 LP 120s
2 Steel 80s
4 AL 80s
1 AL 19 pony

JillianAnnO
07-03-2008, 18:12
I have a HOT PINK AL 80!!! Hubby goes thru more air than I do but he has the same, just in blue... Color coordination people!

maverick
07-04-2008, 20:37
two AL 80's

mobeeno
07-05-2008, 00:18
2 pst hp80

Sansho
07-05-2008, 08:00
1 AL19cf pony

Iceguy4
07-10-2008, 18:11
2 alum 80's
2 olderalum92's
2 new steel LP109's...121 with the 10% over fill...Man they are big!!! and my newest...an alum 19 pony used only for deep dives. My 121's are great if the dive shop fills them properly. A quick question at the risk of hyjacking this thread...what are my chances of getting the over fill designation with my next hydro???

Swanny
07-10-2008, 18:45
I have one LP95.

Rileybri
07-10-2008, 19:21
1 LP72 and looking at a second! this is even more addicting and buying skis! I cant believe I just said that????????:smiley20:

freeski4ever
07-11-2008, 01:24
Tanks? Who needs tanks when you have perfectly good lungs??

SlvrDragon50
07-11-2008, 18:57
A 68 ci paintball tank? :D

andyrent
07-27-2008, 14:55
2 AL80s. One for me and 1 more my wife. Found a shop in Houston that provides free air fills for a year with a visual. Most shops that I have seen charge $6.00 per fill.

dgreenh
07-29-2008, 10:40
I have:
2 Aluminum 80's
10 LP Steel 72's
2 Aluminum 50's
2 Aluminum 45's
1 Aluminum 40 Pony

I never really used the 40, I bought it for my daughter but it was too long for her 11yo body.

mchain
07-29-2008, 12:15
I have 2 tanks that I found at a flea market, I think they are steel 72s but I didn't get a chance to check it out before I traveled and I didn't know much about them then. They have really old valves on them with tapered pipe threads that look like this,


http://www.mexicomissions.org/matt/50sHealthPostValve.jpg

Anyway, they passed Vis and Hydro and the insides were clean as could be so that's good. I'll get a chance to lay eyes on them again this weekend and I figure out exactly what they are then.
I bought them for 10 bucks for the both of them so I'm happy even with the cost of hydro and such.

brains
07-29-2008, 12:16
:smiley20:I just started diving, but a couple friends have been extremely generous and have given me a ton of gear.
8 Al 80's
2 Al 13 pony's

pir8
07-29-2008, 12:43
At Present:
6 Steel 120s
1 Al 80
3 Steel 72s
2 Steel 45s
1 Al 40
1 Al 30
Doubles Steel 108s
Doubles Steel 98s
3 more small ones I'm not quite sure about what they are right now as I don't really use them.

georoc01
07-29-2008, 15:38
1 LP72 and looking at a second! this is even more addicting and buying skis! I cant believe I just said that????????:smiley20:

Perish the thought! Although I am down to 4 pair right now + 1 for my dad when he comes to visit.

waytooslow
07-29-2008, 15:44
none, but hopefully a HP119 soon

brandon
07-30-2008, 04:28
2x HP100s (just arrived from ST!).

That should do for now...

-B

marchand
08-03-2008, 10:36
One set of double PST LP120's
Three PST HP 120's
Two AL 100's
One AL 40

firemedic8082
08-03-2008, 11:23
2 AL 80s
1 LP 95 on the way.....

dogseatmayo
08-03-2008, 13:19
im fairly new so i don't own any tanks yet

tonka97
08-03-2008, 18:16
5 x 80cf alum (2 nitrox and 3 air)
2 x 100 cf HPdoubled (nitrox)
1x 30 cf alum (nitrox)
Emergency O2 tank

in_cavediver
08-03-2008, 18:58
Well, we just added to the stable.

Now its:
(4) LP85's
(2) LP104's
(2) LP45's
(5) AL 80's
(2) AL 13's
+ Med E with emergency o2

We have bands + manifolds to make 4-5 sets of doubles. Currently, just 1 set of AL 80's and the LP104's are doubled. The 85's are setup as sidemount, the 45's as O2 bottles and the other 80's as stage bottles. None of our tanks have boots though I have (2) 8" boots and (3) 7.25" boots.

bamamedic
08-05-2008, 23:53
I've got one AL80 with a yoke valve (went to DIN but haven't got around to replacing the valve.

One AL80 with a DIN valve that I used to use all the time

And two brand new LP85s that are going to be doubled up eventually! :)

crgjpg
08-06-2008, 04:37
I dont have any, but I am going to get two HP100 in the near future.

monant
08-06-2008, 06:28
1 short AL80 and 2 AL63's. One for every diving family member. The ideal number would be 2 per family member. I would like to have Nitrox tanks.
My air fills are free with the cost of membership in my SCUBA club. Nitrox fills only cost a reimbursement for the O2.

Yellowone
08-10-2008, 22:13
Hopefully I will be buying my first tank from scuba toys next week :)

sravin1
08-11-2008, 22:28
i do not have one yet. i am planning on buying one in the near future.

doccdave
08-11-2008, 22:49
one steel 72......almost as old as I am

Daddy Diver
08-12-2008, 00:33
too many--
2 steel 120s
2 al 80s
2 steel 72s
1 al 13 pony

GIFFMANN
08-15-2008, 12:49
Right now I just have my old Steel 72 my folks bought me after I complete my cert back in about 1982 or so.

I'd like to pick up some AL80s or some HP tanks in the near future.

Skuttle
08-15-2008, 13:39
Just bought 2 lp60's (steel). Would like to get AL80's also.

So far the lp 60's are working out well. Since I'm a little vertically challenged, the larger tanks make me feel off balance.:smiley1:

ScubaJ
08-15-2008, 14:28
3 al80's Mine
2 al63's Wife's

BoomerNJ
08-15-2008, 16:55
2 lp95'S & my 40cf pony rig...

detsgtdavis
08-15-2008, 18:01
3 Alum 80's
2 S LP 104 Doubled
1 Alum 30

MR.BLUE
08-16-2008, 02:59
One AL80 & AL30 pony.

Deep VI
08-16-2008, 06:03
3x AL80's
1x 30 pony

That'll be it for now, but another couldn't hurt right? :D

DiverMAN
08-19-2008, 20:41
I have two LP 85 Fabers...

MicahEW
08-19-2008, 20:42
3 luxfer AL 80s

trekkindave
08-20-2008, 08:53
2 Catalina ALU 80's in "bright yellow"

jockers
08-20-2008, 10:12
1 set double hp 100
1 set double 80 alu
1 80 cf
1 40 cf
1 30 cf

digitalman
08-20-2008, 12:37
I just picked up a second AL80 from Scubatoys last week, filled it, used it, and having it filled again for next weekend.

That brings my total to, well, 2 AL80's.

russp
08-20-2008, 13:53
Currently have two AL80s am I'm trying to decide on some sort of secondary system, SpareAir, H2Odyssey...?

Rileybri
08-20-2008, 13:57
2 Low Pressure Steel 72's (71.2 cf/g) and I love them!:smiley20::smiley20: Total cost for the two tanks $73 with current viz and hydro!

RMur
08-20-2008, 14:22
1 Steel 72