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Question What size cylinder - 210g tank

One of the local places is selling a 20 lb tank for approx $130, and approx $15 for fill/refills and a 40 lb for approx $260 with fill/refill for approx $25. Will the 20 lb last me at least a month? Should I just go bigger anyways? HELP!

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How long a tank will last is highly variable, but a 20# tank lasts well over a year on my 125g tank. But all things considered my recommendation would be to get the largest tank that you can. Often it comes down to what will fit in the stand, but for your size tank I would work to fit at least a 20# tank.

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Well, the 40 lb would fit under the stand, yet we have long drapes right beside the tand to conceal it. The 20 lb would probably fit I would think, and I really do not mind filling a couple times a year. The more I hide, the happier the wife. Plus the cost is much cheaper. I think I might go with the 20, I was just worried about how long it would last. Glad to hear info from someone with a fairly large tank. Thanks.

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If you have two smaller tanks they'll conceal easier & you'll always have a fresh bottle to swap to while you're out getting the other one filled. And for something that gets filled once, maybe twice a year it's not like it's a huge inconvenience to go with a smaller tank.
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Are you ever out in the bay area? You can get a filled 20# tank in San Leandro for $95. Last time I got my tank filled there I picked up a filled 5# tank for $65 for use as a rotating spare (for those times when I can't get my main tank refilled immediately).

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Unfortunately, it wth gas and time, that is too far. The shop I am looking at is about a mile away. I appreciate the suggestion though, thanks. I will end up grabbing the 20 lb one hopefully later today (waiting on cable guy )

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A 20lb should last a long time unless you have some issue. You can get tanks on the Internet if you don't have a local supplier.

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