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Apologies in advance if this thread somehow is posted twice. I had typed it up and hit submit but somehow it hasn't appeared on the forum yet.

As noted I'm looking for a CO2 cylinder preferably a 5 lb but will consider 10 lb as well. If you have a line on new ones or have a used one to sell please shoot me a PM. I've been trying to buy one from AI for 2 weeks but they're having trouble getting them in stock. I would prefer to buy in the east end, Scarborough, Markham, Durham.
 

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I read that post and noticed that, if i recall correctly, none of the shops is in the east end. I'm hoping to find a tank closer to the east end. Unfortunately my schedule and home life don't provide much opportunity to get out M-F.
 

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I think the hydroponics store on Kingston road has them but u would have to call .. not sure on the sizes somehow I remember they only had larger ones ....
 

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I tried Soda Center on Kingston Road. $149 for a 10 lb, plus $25 for the CO2, plus you pay $35 up front to cover 5 years of hydro testing; what the...
 

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tank is usually around 150 new im talking about 20 lbs as I priced at dry ice in the west end on Friday .
fill ranges from 20-30 depending where u get it done .
hydratest ranges as well depending on who does it I have heard 20-40
so not sure how much u want to spend on a tank .by the time u buy a new/used tank will range from 80-100 then a fill and poss a hydratest .
the place I was talking about is at Kingston road and midland I am think u are talking about the place on old Kingston road .
like I said the cheapest place for a tank is norwood but not oopen on weekends .just recently went there but my exp was not that great but for a new tank I prob would consider it .again your prob is u are in scarb and cant get out to west end during the week .
so try to find one from a member or keep breaking aqua inspirations nuts to get u one .
cheers and good luck .
 

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I tried Soda Center on Kingston Road. $149 for a 10 lb, plus $25 for the CO2, plus you pay $35 up front to cover 5 years of hydro testing; what the...
You shouldn't be paying $35 for a hydro test when you are buying a new tank from a shop. If you are it means they are selling really old stock (ie, it was made at least 5 years ago), or it's been used before - is at least 5 years old and needs a retest.
For pricing on new aluminum tanks look at OBK: http://www.ontariobeerkegs.com/CO2_Tanks_Carbonating_Your_Kegged_Beer_OBK_Keg_Supply_s/113.htm
Steel tanks are less $ then AL, but are heavier/uglier.

Camcarb will rent you a steel tank, it was a reasonable price for the year if you didn't already have a tank (you would no longer have to buy one, and you wouldn't need to recertify it in 5 years).
 

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If buying a from a beer supply make sure you do not get a siphon

Beer companies often sell tanks with siphons installed. The siphon delivers liquid CO2 from the bottom of the tank. You DO NOT want a siphon on a CO2 cylinder for aquarium use.

Norwood is in the East End and has very good prices and a selection of sizes. It may take a while for them to get the cylinder put together so call them to order and call again before going to pick up. They are only open until noon on Friday and 9-5 Monday to Thursday.
 

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Beer companies often sell tanks with siphons installed. The siphon delivers liquid CO2 from the bottom of the tank. You DO NOT want a siphon on a CO2 cylinder for aquarium use.
Not true, you do not want liquid CO2 in beer.

Hate to jump on you, can you show a link/site that shows a CO2 tank with a siphon? I also brew beer/keg and have never seen/heard of a CO2 tank that delivers liquid CO2 for our uses.

Just for arguments sake, let say you were to get liquid CO2 out of a tank, it would reek havoc on the regulator and lines, as they aren't meant to handle liquid, only gas. So you would have unregulated CO2 liquid, that would expand pretty quickly into a gas since it's no longer under pressure. I can't see that being a good thing.
 

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Sorry - It is true

Not true, you do not want liquid CO2 in beer.

Hate to jump on you, can you show a link/site that shows a CO2 tank with a siphon? I also brew beer/keg and have never seen/heard of a CO2 tank that delivers liquid CO2 for our uses.

Just for arguments sake, let say you were to get liquid CO2 out of a tank, it would reek havoc on the regulator and lines, as they aren't meant to handle liquid, only gas. So you would have unregulated CO2 liquid, that would expand pretty quickly into a gas since it's no longer under pressure. I can't see that being a good thing.
See this link http://www.amazon.com/Tank-Aluminum-CGA320-SIPHON-TUBE/dp/B0088P2JW6

It is easy to find lots of additional links as well.

Apparently the siphon tube is used to fill smaller co2 bottles used in kegerators. Many of the larger CO2 tanks (10lbs and up) I looked at from the beer supplies sites came with a siphon installed. Better to know that you do not want that feature for aquarium use than make a mistake when purchasing.
 

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Thanks everyone who posted or sent me a PM with tips, it's very much appreciated. I picked up a used 10 lb tank yesterday. It's due to be tested in 2015 so that buys me a year to source a new tank.
 
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