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Old 06-30-2015, 02:13 AM #1
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"New" bought 6/2015 tank but arrives with 3/2013 Hydro date!?

Just received my new Gorilla Air, 100ci 4500 tank from Amazon on 6/29/15. New in the box but it has a 13/3 manufacturing date on it. The whole box even says "5 Year Hydro" . So my brand new 5yr hydro tank is really a 2.5yr hydro tank? Does Gorilla do updated hydro dates for when the tank is first started being used? I am sure its fine as is but just it shoots any resale to garbage from what I see.

How do tank manufacturers and distributors stock and sell inventory that ages out like this? Consumers just SOL?
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Old 06-30-2015, 07:18 AM #2
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I would send it back to Amazon since. It's probably old stock thats been sitting on their shelves.
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:57 AM #3
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I think all Guerrilla tanks are old stock. ANSGear actually lists them as being new but having a 13 hydro date. If amazon did not disclose this, then you may be able to return it. Otherwise you'll have to pay the $30 to rehydro in a couple years.
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:47 AM #4
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Well technically the tank is a five year hydro. It needs to be hydro tested five years from the born date.

As for 100CI tanks, the ones we have in stock here are 02/15 in black.

Was it a Digi camo or Tri cam tank? Those are a discontinued tanks sold at a cheaper price.

Also, as other suggested, who knows how long it sat at a warehouse as well.
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:03 PM #5
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Only $30 to new hydro? ok considering I got it for $170 and free shipping I am on par for it overall. Would link it but its not up anymore. Did not realize new certification was that reasonable. Its the digi camo. black/camo no difference to me its going into the horizontal pack on my harness.

If I wanted to use it for filling from on times we use smaller marker mounted tanks, do i have to change the regulator?
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Old 07-01-2015, 05:27 PM #6
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A black 100CI with the G3, you were looking around $200+

As for filling smaller tanks, yes you need one of those PCP regulators from Ninja. From my knowledge, they are the only ones that make regs that output 3,000 PSI.

Not sure if they sell the 3K Output reg separate or as complete units with their air systems.
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