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Should I get galvanized tanks?

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves & Bands' started by Walde, Jul 18, 2021.

  1. Walde

    Walde Registered

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Finland
    I'm a newbie and It's time to get my own tanks. I'll be diving in cold waters, in drysuit, with thick under garment, using sidemount.
    So my plan is to get 12l 232bar steel tanks and the question is which one? Options are Faber, BTS and Vitkovice. I'll be diving mostly in fresh water.
    I've read that galvanized Fabers will last forever if taken care of. I will get new tanks, not used. New steel tanks wont be cheap in any case but is it worth paying the extra money for the "best"?
  2. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
    yes, much easier to deal with, even in fresh water, you won't regret it. Hot dip galvanized is by far the best and worth the premium
  3. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: NYS

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