Steel 95 Faber or LP 120

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Posted by ghrousseau on March 29, 2006 at 09:37:35:

In Reply to: need advice for larger tank posted by Ted S. on March 28, 2006 at 22:44:12:

I dive with a steel 95 LP faber. It is short and fat, which some people don't like. It depends on your size. I dive with a steel backplate and wing, so my tank does not move on my back. I have heard some divers complain about balance and trim, but that is with a traditional BCD. Regarding the air supply, I find I can dive within the no deco limits up to 120 within my standard rock bottom reserve requirements. On most dive boats with the LP steel you can get a hotter fill which makes the 95 more like 100 CF.

Some dive shops rent steel tanks like Pacific Wilderness. I would rent a couple of different tanks before you buy, as they are 3x the price of an 80 AL. Also, you will like the fact that you can take some weight off of the belt.

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