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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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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. :hihi: 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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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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+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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Sorry to hijack this old thread, but do any of yall know of local places to get CO2 regulators? New to the hobby, on a budget and live in Knox, would rather buy a regulator local than online but dont want to pay double what one is worth at Aquarium
 

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Sorry to hijack this old thread, but do any of yall know of local places to get CO2 regulators? New to the hobby, on a budget and live in Knox, would rather buy a regulator local than online but dont want to pay double what one is worth at Aquarium
I like buying from local shops also, but one of the downsides is usually paying higher prices to an independent brick and mortar shop than an online retailer. Aquarium is my go to place, but I usually buy more expensive items online. All of that being said, my only suggestion would be to call around the local shops.
 
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