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Two questions

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves and Bands' started by Fishkiller, Sep 17, 2001.

  1. Fishkiller

    Fishkiller Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Mesa Arizona, The all beach no ocean state.
    I was wondering about all of you that own your own dive tanks, what do they look like? Do they have a tank protector around them? Do they look all banged up? Have stickers everywhere? Are you color coordinated?

    Then the second part. Those of you who dive with people that own their own tanks, What do you like to see on a tank? A current VI sticker with a fresh coat of paint?
  2. scubakat

    scubakat Senior Member

    What do my tanks look like? They are still kindof new and are galvanized, not painted. They are starting to show a little wear. No tank protector, and stickers don't stick to the finish.

    I guess I rely on the reputable dive shops that my buddies frequent to make sure that their vips are good else they would not have air to burn with me... So, really I don't care what their tanks look like :wink:. But I do like the bright yellow ones if I have to choose a color.

  3. 100days-a-year

    100days-a-year Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: NE Florida
    Good question ,We have a mix, pretty pink and blue 80s beat up 72s,80s and stages and beat-up doubles(try lifting 100lbs on a rolling deck)All vip and o2 stickers.The stages have either o2 MOD 20 or a big sticker to write in the mix and MOD.
  4. syruss32

    syruss32 Manta Ray

    I have a brushed aluminum tank in aluminum color with the word dive printed on it with the graphic of a diver at a dive site. Got a screaming deal on it. The shop owner gave it to me at the cost of a regular tank because he had sold out all his other tanks!

    Gotta love a good deal like that. My wifey bought it for me for our anniversay. Or I should say she let me get it for me.
  5. Warhammer

    Warhammer Manta Ray

    My two Pressed Steel HP100s have nitrox stickers wrapped around them, VIPs on the bottom, boots and my last name printed on them around the neck. Gotta have the name, else someone might claim them as their own! Damnest thing about some boats, people just assume that any tank aboard is ok for them to hook up too. What tickels me is if I see someone with a yoke reg setting up on one of my tanks, I'll usually wait until they are scratching their head wandering why their reg won't fit the DIN valve, then I enlighten them. Cruel I know, but a guy has to have a laugh every now and then you know. :) And you'd be surprised at the people that will try it, even with my name plastered on the neck.

    My 2 AL80s are just brushed aluminum with a VIP sticker. I like the paintless tanks because they don't scratch.
  6. Lost Yooper

    Lost Yooper Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Panama City Beach, FL
    I like paintless tanks as well. If I didn't have to rely on dive shops for gas, there would be a minimum of stickers on my tanks -- next year I hope.

  7. syruss32

    syruss32 Manta Ray

    You want me to have my name on my tank! But it would ruin the coolness of it. But I guess I hadn't really thought of it, but I should put my name on it. I would hate to have to knock the crap outta someone who claimed it was their tank!

  8. Dee

    Dee ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: near Houston, Texas
    All our tanks have brushed alum or galv. finish. Nitrox tanks have Nitrox wrap stickers and all tanks have current VIP stickers and tank boots. All tanks have our name either written around the neck or our initials punched into them. Ponies are yellow or black.

    My favorite tanks are the PST HP65 and HP80.
  9. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    My PST Steel HP 120s are naked except for the Nitrox bands, vis stickers and boots. My Silver al 80s have blue mesh and boots. Will prabably scrap the netting soon. Looking rather ragedy. I did see a bit of inner tube to hold the netting nicely, but I have not found the right tube.

  10. large_diver

    large_diver Loggerhead Turtle

    LP 98 -- only markings are my current inspection sticker and a DAN sticker.

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