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Old 12-20-2005, 07:38 PM   #1
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Hey, NC. Looking for a good source for CO2 cylinders in the Triangle area. The best price I have found so far is from Metro Safety in North Durham, $68 for a filled, 5# steel tank. Can I do better than that? I'm in Chapel Hill and I don't mind taking a drive. Thanks, guys.
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Old 12-20-2005, 08:15 PM   #2
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I paid pretty close to that down here in Sanford....$62 if I remember correctly. Seemed more expensive than other people on the site in different areas of the country were quoting, but still not crazy. I would recommend just paying a couple of extra bucks and getting your cylinder close to home, that way when it's empty you can make the changeover quickly. Good luck.
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Old 01-14-2006, 10:32 PM   #3
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Good advice. I think it came out to $71 for a filled 5# with a new inspection and a fresh coat of paint. They will fill it while I wait for $15 I think, and they are right around the corner from Triangle Tropical Fish, so having 30 minutes to kill is no prob.
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Old 01-15-2006, 03:11 PM   #4
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Glad you got your tank. Sounds like yours is prettier than mine (with the fresh coat of paint).

Just went to Triangle Tropical Fish yesterday and spent a bunch of money. I think they have the best prices around on dry goods (about the same price as mail order once you factor shipping into the equation).
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i think it's a great shop. i don't really spend money anywhere else. but they have cut back on their fw fish to expand the marine stuff. maybe i better get a reef
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Just setup my first co2 system. I have a 100 gal tank and live a fair ways from Durham, and the fire extinguisher place only seems to deal with 5# cylinders for fill-while-you-wait. I only make it to Triangle Tropical once a year or so and think I'd need to fill a 5# tank more often than that. But they were very nice and responsive to my email, and if I lived closer, I'd go with them for sure.

Anyway, I live near Mebane, and A-1 Auto Parts sells 20# cylinders (only). It is initially pretty expensive, but the convenience for me was the key. I payed around $180 for a full tank. They swap out when needed for another full 20 pounder for around $35. I can return the cylinder at any time for a refund of around $135/140 (don't have the receipt and agreement with me right now, but that's the ballpark). They have Saturday hours - a huge plus for me since I work long hours during the week.

Thought I'd post in case it helped someone else who lives out this way.
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