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Co2 filling locations...

Discussion in 'Des Moines & Ames Region' started by Fultsreef, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Fultsreef

    Fultsreef Inactive User

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    I am doing research on calcium reactors and was curious if everyone on here that uses one does an exchange on their Co2 tanks or if they own their own and have them filled when empty. If you own your own tank where in the area do they fill personal tanks at? I am trying to figure out if it would make more sense for me to purchase my own tank or to do an exchange. So far I have purchased everything i need to get a calcium reactor up and going with the exception of a Co2 tank. Thank you in advance.
  2. Tholton33

    Tholton33 Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Tractor supply or similar, airgas, or local welding outfits can fill you up or point you in the right direction
  3. Pete H.

    Pete H. Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    I also think paintball places also do it.
  4. Supert Shrimp lover!

    Johnston, IA
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    I got my 10lb and 20lb co2 tanks refilled at the following place:

    Leydens & Associates Inc‎
    4333 Park Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50321-3403
    (515) 288-6414

  5. scheels fills paintball style tanks by the LB at the bicycle counter in cedarfalls with co2 any scheels near you?
  6. Fultsreef

    Fultsreef Inactive User

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    Thank you for the input everyone...at least now I know i have a few options available to me as to where to look...some of the places I called were welding supply stores and they would only exchange tanks with their company marked tanks as they stated personally owned tanks sometimes do not get inspected or get damaged through wear and tear. I dont imagine much wear and tear occuring on a tank sitting inside a aquarium stand, but i can see their point as far as farming and welding use goes.

    I live about 40 minutes from Cedar Falls Scheels and about a little over an hour from Scheels in Jordan Creek Mall in West Des Moines...so Scheels in either location as well as Leydens & Associates in Des Moines look like the big winners for me as far as places to go. Thanks again!
  7. ninjazx777 Experienced Reefkeeper

    des moines
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    Keep in mind most welding supply places like air gas will only fill tanks you bought from them
  8. I also have a 20lb cylinder that i was using for argon that can be vacumed out and used for co2 if anybodys interested. It came from superior welding supply and is a purchase tank that can be refilled. I have 45$ in it. And would trade if anybodys interested or cash offer as well. In waterloo 3194647565

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