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Re: anyone selling co2 equipments?

>Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 23:22:24 -0800
>From: Dave Gomberg <gomberg at wcf_com>
>Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #605
>Why we don't sell CO2 tanks:
>CO2 tanks are heavy (60# for a full 20# tank) and therefore are
>expensive to ship.  The shipping costs almost as much as the tank.
>And they are considered hazardous materials because of the pressure
>so they are even more costly to ship.  Better to get one locally.


I got my tank by mail order from Rapids (http://www.4rapid1.com/) and
they shipped it empty.  There may have been some inert gas in it, but
it was very little.  I opened the valve, and it made a whoosh sound,
then was empty.