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Old 10-21-2012, 07:08 PM   #51
 
Depends on how long you plan on keeping it. I keep mine in a 55g drum, with a circulation pump. I only keep like 40g at a time, and constantly use it for top offs.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:37 PM   #52
 
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What do you suggest for storing water. I would like something about 50 gallons for freshwater and then I'll move smaller amounts to a 18 gallon storage container for WC's. I've read brute trash cans works but they also leach phosphates or something
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:15 PM   #53
 
Brute Trash cans are good to use. Try Craigslist, look for food grade barrels.
55 Gallon Food Grade, Rain Barrels & Totes - $20
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:40 PM   #54
 
Well if you lived New Hampshire I know a great place for some seriously LIVE rock. You'll be able to tell though it will have tons of stuff on it. I keep my water in food grade 5 gallon buckets...4 at a time. Stack two in a closet and two under my tank table. I also only go through about 15 - 20 gallons a week between to off and a weekly 5 gallon change. I also have a massive oak table to store all my crap under though so I can have it all at my tank pretty much.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:32 PM   #55
 
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Brute Trash cans are good to use. Try Craigslist, look for food grade barrels.
55 Gallon Food Grade, Rain Barrels & Totes - $20

I have found these barrels on CL but they are -45 mins from me. Ill look into it. Im trying to see if I can improve my RO/DI output. It could be because my pressure is low/water is colder now. but since my unit is under the sink, and a barrel would have to go in a closet, i would still have to fill up with 5 gallon jugs, and I could only do that when im home. So I would have to be running water every night. I want to run longer hose from the unit to a barrel in my closet so I can make water while im at work, but im afraid my cats will chew the hose and make a mess.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:31 PM   #56
 
Yikes. Bad kitty.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:55 AM   #57
 
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Going to use cable mold to run the tube along side the wall so Its not exposed.

Ugh this thread is turning into the old boring "ideas" with little progress. And i still need to cycle. Blah, hopefully rock is in today, if not it will be in tomorrow. Ill have the TDS meter today. My plan is to finish the aquascape, mix SW in the tank, then grab a few pounds of LR at the LFS to start the seed.

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Old 10-22-2012, 12:37 PM   #58
 
LOL. It will come. Gotta have patience.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:11 PM   #59
 
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So the TDS from the tap is 150. From the ro/di is 0. From the containers im using to hold water currently its 30. Is this OK? Especially since its for the initial fill? The containers that have water wereonly used to move ro/di + salt water mix from the LFS. I also used them to take salt water from his house when I picked up the tank.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:54 PM   #60
 
30 is horrible. 3 is ok, but not 30.
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