I'mma be real with y'all: I don't know how to code for shit. However, I did manage to allow the small inline storage tanks to be crafted at game start. Let me know if y'all continue having issues.
This is Dark's patch, which I attempted to patch: https://mods.factorio.com/mod/PyCoalTBaA-Temp-Dark
And here's the original patch: https://mods.factorio.com/mod/PyCoalTBaA