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Old December 4th, 2012, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tank covers?

What kind of tank covers do you Gus like? I'm looking for one to protect my a ninja50/4500 but there's not much of a selection.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use the small version of this on my 50 cu ninja tank. it's a little longer than the bottle but it works great. it's thick too; I wouldn't think twice about chucking my tank halfway across the field.
http://www.ansgear.com/Hybrid_08_200...nkcoverred.htm

you could also buy one of the rubber butt grips that are around. ninja, planet eclipse, exault all make them
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Old December 4th, 2012, 05:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use a Crown Royal Black velvet as a tank cover - on my stubby - hockey tape lol
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Old December 4th, 2012, 05:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm not a fan of hockey tape as i've heard it can render a tank ineligible for hydro testing.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 05:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I use the small version of this on my 50 cu ninja tank. it's a little longer than the bottle but it works great.
Hybrid Free Agent Series Tank Cover w/ Laces - Red

you could also buy one of the rubber butt grips that are around. ninja, planet eclipse, exault all make them
I've never seen one up close but the butt grips don't look like they protect the tank that much. But I could be wrong.
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not really, but then again neither does hockey tape. They add grip to the tank though.

unless you're playing on rocks or something, the ground won't injure your tank. I still prefer a full tank cover if given the option

here's a picture of how it looks on my tank.

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Old December 4th, 2012, 06:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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not really, but then again neither does hockey tape. They add grip to the tank though.

unless you're playing on rocks or something, the ground won't injure your tank. I still prefer a full tank cover if given the option

here's a picture of how it looks on my tank.

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Old December 4th, 2012, 06:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yep I still own everything in both of the pictures.(trying to sell my marq though. I own too many markers) the cleats are nothing nice. If i was actually playing soccer, I woulda spent more than $30 on them and gotten some with "touch"
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i love the dye rhinos, i had an NXe cover on my first tank but it always wanted to turn around. the rhinos are very tough to move, got my first one and loved it so much i picked up a second for my ninja tank.
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yea rhino covers are great as well, but the one i've got is $5. I imagine it's because hybrid is no longer around.
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I have 2 dye rhinos, tennis grip tape setup and a back cap rubber one
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i love the dye rhinos, i had an NXe cover on my first tank but it always wanted to turn around. the rhinos are very tough to move, got my first one and loved it so much i picked up a second for my ninja tank.
I love the rhino covers but haven't found one for the 50/4500.
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I've been checking eBay and places. And nothing list them for a 50.
Dig deeper I guess.
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I'm not a fan of hockey tape as i've heard it can render a tank ineligible for hydro testing.
I'd like to know how hockey tape can do this...

I mean, looking at this - its a cloth tape backed with a low "Stick", non marking adhesive. While I haven't had to hydro any of my tanks yet, the only side-effect I've come to find is that it prevents dirt from staining the tank gel cover...though this would be true of printer paper if you covered 1/2 your tank in white 90 lumen paper and left the other half exposed.

...and to boot, somewhere on these forums in the past 6 months - a Ninja rep cited that the gel cover protects the fibers of the tank, but can be cracked/marred/ripped, though still allow the tank to function normally...to the point that Ninja was willing to hydro it.
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I dunno, but i'm not sure i want to risk it
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paintball aliens only abduct tanks that are hockey tape wrapped therefor you can not hydro them because they are gone...
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paintball aliens only abduct tanks that are hockey tape wrapped therefor you can not hydro them because they are gone...
I've looked into this a bit - and I'll probably be e-mailing both Ninja and Crossfire to find out if I'm interpenetrating this correctly.

All tank manufacturers require that all stickers, tape, markings, and covers be removed from the tank prior to having it hydro tested as is required for visual inspection. I'd imagine that they could refuse to hydro a tank due to excess adhesive being left on the tank, or with tape left on the tank (which violates the rule about all stickers/tape/adhesives/etc being removed from the tank.

Eah - I'll keep everyone updated with my findings. Probably create a thread with paraphrased e-mail responses....ah well -back on topic. Tank covers! Go!
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yea rhino covers are great as well, but the one i've got is $5. I imagine it's because hybrid is no longer around.

I still can't figure out why hybrid quit/stopped/went bankrupt. They were possibly the hottest company around, and they just stopped. Makes no sense at all.
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I've looked into this a bit - and I'll probably be e-mailing both Ninja and Crossfire to find out if I'm interpenetrating this correctly.

All tank manufacturers require that all stickers, tape, markings, and covers be removed from the tank prior to having it hydro tested as is required for visual inspection. I'd imagine that they could refuse to hydro a tank due to excess adhesive being left on the tank, or with tape left on the tank (which violates the rule about all stickers/tape/adhesives/etc being removed from the tank.

Eah - I'll keep everyone updated with my findings. Probably create a thread with paraphrased e-mail responses....ah well -back on topic. Tank covers! Go!
that makes sense, at least for scubas though a visual inspection requires looking inside the tank, nothing that stickers or tape will cover up....

but i could see the argument for checking exterior structural integrity
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