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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have two Rubbermaid 32 gallon containers I use to store my rodi water. Coming out of the rodi systems reads 0.00. Water in the rubbermaid after setting 2 hours reads 0.60. I just cleaned with vinegar and set outside to dry. Would that be causing diatom blooms. Im changing water every...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I decided the old Brute can was just not efficient enough. I got my hands on a couple of ACE 40 gallon storage containers and here is what I came up with. Thoughts? I can make as much as 80 gallons of SW at a time and do a WC in as little as 5 minutes.
  3. Water Change-storage System

    My new Water storage and change system.
  4. Water Change-storage System

    My new Water storage and change system.
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone have a good template or general design for a water drum/reservoir? I have my barrel drilled and ready, and am starting on the stand. I just wanted an idea of what was out there.
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have a water container I want to use to store water in. It says it's a 5 pp recyclable plastic which I have read is food safe I just want to check with you guys first!
  7. General Reef Discussion
    What does everyone use for RO storage/ salt water mixing? I am undertaking a massive project to move my sump and everything into the basement below my tank, and I want to have a large tank for RO storage.
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I want to get a 55 gallon drum or two to store RODI water in so that its ready for when I have to mix water. I can get them free at a car dealership but they have had windshield washer fluid in them, and the other place is a car wash, that had soap in them. Can these be cleaned so that...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I've been dealing with phosphates since forever. My RO/DI unit has new filters and tests 0 TDS, but I just discovered that the same water that started out at 0 TDS is now testing at 130 TDS after sitting for a few days (it's my top-off water) in a plastic jug! Apparently the jug, which looks...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    has anyone stored water for their tanks in a #1(recycling number) blue barrel ? i know that the safest is a 5 but i don't want to go thru the trouble of an exchange if i don't have to..
  11. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys i was wondering. what is the proper way to store saltwater in a 55 gallon plastic barrel ? I'm planning to use intent ocean reef crystal for the mix.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I have been using rubbermaid trashcans as a water storage, mixing pot, etc. for years. I got one of the industrial cans with the roller wheel attachment and it worked great for me better than 10 years. While moving my tank last month, it cracked at the bottom and had to be thrown out. I have...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I use a 32 gal plastic trash can for water storage. I've been using it for about 3-4 months. I have a small pump with a clear hose attached for circulation and filling smaller containers for water changes. My hose has a tan film/slime inside it. Any suggestions? Sorry no pics...don't...
  14. The THINK Tank
    Is there any accepted info on what garbage cans are safe for water and what ones arn't? I am using a32 gal Rubbermaid "Brute". Would hate to poison my tank over something as silly as this.
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Is it safe to store saltwater in a rubbermaid container? Thanks!
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