02-04-2003, 02:51 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
So I had planned to buy a 20lb tank from a local place tonight, but it didn't quite work out that way. All of their tanks were old, painted with chips all over them, rusted, etc. They wanted $110+ for an old ugly tank. Seemed silly.
So I figured I'd just order a nice new 20lb aluminum tank online. This tank is going to be visible next to my fish tank, so I want it to look nice. Does anyone know any good online retailers?
One problem, though: I've always figured when I needed to refill my tank, I'd just take it in to some place and wait 5 minutes while they refilled it. Apparently that isn't the case, because all of the local places I've called (all two of the places listed under "gas" in the yellow pages) don't refill tanks, they ship them off to be refilled, and you don't get your own tank back, and even if you do it will be all scratched and dented up when it comes back.
So what do I do? I don't want to swap my tank out when I refill it. When I buy a tank I want to keep that tank for the rest of my life, because I'll know it has been well taken care of. Any idea where else I might look to find someone who will fill my tank on site?