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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-05-2009, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
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I was hoping to have gotten my tank filled this week, but when I called the local place listed on Rex Grigg's site I was told that they only fill up tank between 4:30 and 5:00. They also let me know that the only person who fills tanks will be on vacation until next week.

Where do you guys get your tanks filled? I haven't tried calling a paintball place yet, I thought they would laugh at how much I wanted.


Just for reference, here is the place I found on Rex Grigg's site:

FYR*Fyter Sales & Service Co.
3301 Rudy ST
Knoxville TN 37921
(865) 523-1371

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I go to Holston Gases and get my 5lb tank filled. The cost is around $10 but seems to vary a bit each time I go. I'm usually in and out in 10 minutes or less and they're always friendly and helpful.
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Isn't that the place just off of Sevier Avenue near that old Pilot gas station? I have driven by a few times but had no idea there was actually a customer area, I just thought it was a commercial depot or something.

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That would be it. It's downtown, close to Baptist Hospital.

http://www.holstongases.com/knoxville.html
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Very cool! I never would have guessed they had a store front by looking at the area around them. I wish I had known about them earlier.

The website shows they also do nitrous oxide (medical) so maybe I can get them to fill up my 10# car bottle. That would save me from having to drive all the way to Merchants Drive on a lunch break.

Thanks for the heads up!

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I live in K-town. Would either of you be interested in a beat up Oscar? We had it in our 75 gallon with a red devil but the red devil beat the hell out of it. Sorry for he off topic post but I need find it a home.

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+1 for holston gas. in and out in about 10 minutes. they also give you back the cylinder that you came in with which is nice
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I live in K-town. Would either of you be interested in a beat up Oscar? We had it in our 75 gallon with a red devil but the red devil beat the hell out of it. Sorry for he off topic post but I need find it a home.
I think he'd make a quick lunch out of my tetras, lol. Maybe one of the lfs would take him in.
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What size tank does an Oscar require? I'm moving my Bichir into a 55 gallon, and will soon have a 30 gallon tank available for a resident.


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Hmm, Oscars are very cool, but my bigger tank has a school of 20+ Rummy Nose, so I better not attempt that...

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What size tank does an Oscar require? I'm moving my Bichir into a 55 gallon, and will soon have a 30 gallon tank available for a resident.
For a full grown oscar I'd not go less than 100.
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I am the one that submitted Fyr Fyter to Rex Grigg's site... they fill for me anytime they are open, no startup fee, and $10 for 10#. Nice people, accept credit cards, and won't think your nuts if you tell them it is for an aquarium. I got a $15 tank (steel) with gas for $35 bucks too... can't beat that! I used to go to Knoxville Fire Extinguisher, but they were less reliable with filling times. HTH

Anybody have any nice and/or rare crypts here in K-town? I've got a crapton of stem plants and shrimp to trade right now.

If the Oscar is in a 75g, then it is not full grown. Try Fins and Skins, they do big cichlids, and Mike sometimes gives credit.
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The oscar is a baby.

Macclellan, You want to sell some of those shrimp?

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+1 for taking the Oscar to Fins 'n Skins. I have been in there when a couple was selling fish to him for store credit. From the way it sounded they were breeding them.

As a side note, they moved and changed their filtration system a couple months ago and really cleaned up the back side of the "fish room".

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Went to Fyr Fytr today, quoted me 50 bucks for a 15# steel tank. 15 to refill it, not too bad.
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