Portable Tank
Grid Portable Tank
Name Portable Tank
Tool Grid Crescent Hammer
Stackable No
Data Value 2008
Source Mod Thermal Expansion

The Portable Tank is an item added in Thermal Expansion v2.1.0. It can hold 8000 mB (8 buckets) of liquid. Liquid can only be inserted or extracted from the top or bottom sides. A tank placed directly on top of another tank will self-configure its bottom side to auto-eject to the tank below. 

Wrench Mechanic:Edit

Using a Crescent Hammer on a Portable Tank (the bottom face of the tank will turn orange) will change the bottom side to automatically eject liquid into whatever is below it, if possible. The tank cannot receive liquid on the bottom side while in this mode.

Dismantle Mechanic:Edit

If dismantled (Sneak + Activate) with a Crescent Hammer, the Portable Tank will instantly be removed and the liquid will remain inside (works only in Survival mode).

Crafting Recipe Edit

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Copper Ingot



Portable Tank


  • Liquid must be deliberately inserted into Portable Tanks. You cannot, for instance, gravity feed water from a BuildCraft tank above a Portable Tank; the liquid must be forced in somehow.
  • Portable Tanks are extremely explosion resistant. 


File:Block Spotlight - Portable Tank

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