A new design of long 12l eurocylinders, O2 clean twinset/doubles with a flat bottom so that the tanks may stand without the use of boots (which can speed up corrosion). Available with either the standard BTS or high quality Halcyon manifold.
Length: 690mm - without valve
Weight p/cylinder: 14.5 kg
Cut in marine grade stainless steel and welded together which make them a strong and durable assembly. They are delivered complete with nuts, washers and wing nuts, M8 threading.
Our opinion (Brian Allen):
A good concept that is certain to turn heads on a dive boat, they look good and can help avoid arguments with old fashioned dive skippers or shop owners that may complain that a set has no boots and won't stand up. However these are just as good as the normal rounded bottom sets and can be considered as virtually identical. Personally I'd dive with either type and wouldn't make any difference.
Just keep an eye on the BTS valves as with heavy use, to keep them from getting stiff, you may need to take them apart and grease them with crystal lube every 6 months or so to (or take to shop for a quick valve service).
The Apeks valves although more expensive will stay smoother for longer and are well worth the upgrade.
|Weight in Kg||30.0000|
- Quality Twinset & ManifoldReview by James
Was recommended these Flat Bottom Euro 12l Cylinders by a friend who has been diving with them for over 2 years.
Just getting into twin set diving so went with my friends recommendation and 100% glad I did.
Shop communication and value for money was 1st class as I also order 2x Apex XTX 200 reg's.
I opted for the Apeks manifold and again 100% impressed with the quality.
Delivery was tracked and bang on time although due to weight I had to help the delivery driver with them through my door.
Extremely well packaged and once out of the box look fantastic.
Cant wait to rig the rest of the new stuff up and start getting them wet at the end of the month.
Thanks again guys. (Posted on 10/04/2016)
- looking good.Review by Bleddyn
The twins came back today so my kit is now set up and ready to be played with.
Came very well packed which was nice to see. Even nicer out of the box.
Even though empty I was shocked with the weight, they felt quite light (I'm used to using fabers)
Even though they have not been tried out yet I am very pleased. But.... I may have to loosen the band's and heighten the cylinders a fraction to sit a little higher up my back. (I will test them as they are first though)
Thanks to everyone at aquanauts. (Posted on 15/09/2015)
- Very Pleased!Review by Tony
After seeing a lot of people diving twins and wanting to progress into wreck diving, decided to go for my own twin set. Advised recommended the Euros for the ease of reach for shutting down and with the flat bottoms, no hassle putting them down.
Very please with my twinset which arrived very quickly - excellent service from the guys at Aquanauts (Posted on 14/05/2015)
- Great twinsetReview by JD
Great twinset, value for money.
The extra length and weight gets you really trimmed underwater, and the valves and manifold turn smoothly which is great for drills and if you have an free flow or an issue with the manifold!
Top piece of equipment! (Posted on 23/09/2014)
- Nice Product & PriceReview by Dominic
- I've been diving these for nearly a year now and they are much nicer in the water than my old Fabers. The flat bottoms really helped to trim out my rig. (Posted on 05/06/2014)
- Great valueReview by Tony
I purchased these recently and opted to go for the Halcyon manifold. It's sweet and easy to close / open underwater.
Great products and great service.
Be warned - they are _heavy_ they aren't really flat bottomed, but concave. This means that although obviously they stand and the bottoms don't appear curved, there is additional metal in there for strength. Empty, each one is coming in at around 15kg. With air, that' around 17-17.5kg per cylinder plus the manifold & bands - I haven't weighed the bands but given they're wide, stainless steel there must be several hundred grams in there.
All of which actually goes to enhance the feeling of quality - there's no way the cylinders are moving/twisting in those bands.
I found that they came in pretty much the perfect position for me and when slotted into the top 'o' slot of my backplate position them just about perfectly for shutdowns. If it helps, I am 6'1" tall.
Service from Aquanauts was fantastic. Although it turned out that the Halcyon manifolds weren't in stock, they called me to give me the option of waiting or have the BTS ones fitted.
As I opted to wait, it came down to the wire for delivery for use on a weekend of diving, but despite the fact they refunded the next-day delivery costs due to the delay, Aquanauts went that extra mile and sent them out next-day on the Thursday, so they arrived in time to use. They also responded politely on the phone when I rang in a bit of a panic because the O2 clean / service stickers had dropped into the bottom of the box under some packaging and I thought they were missing completely (I'm sure that gave them a chuckle and given how accurately they described where they'd gone, it isn't the first time someone has called!).
All in all I am incredibly happy with them and cannot recommend Aquanauts enough. (Posted on 04/06/2014)
- The best service aroundReview by Tony
- This the cheapest place to buy these cylinders all set up any ready to add your wing and reg's great service all ways there to help... (Posted on 12/03/2014)