09-29-2011, 05:15 PM
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Using a large 'garbage' can to store water for water changes
I am thinking of buying a 55 gallon Rubbermaid Brute Garbage can, filling it up, sticking a heater in it and let it age for a week. At the end of the week, just pump the water into the fish tanks for water changes. (Would probably use a good percentage of the water as I have 5 tanks of different sizes.). This way the water would be aged and I wouldn't have to use conditioners on the water.
Any thoughts on this?
As I have mentioned in another post, I fear drowning my cats, so I'm still mulling it over. Given the wide lip on the edge of the brute container, I may overdo the protection and clamp the lid at about 3 different points to prevent any accident.
I have used a smaller can to store water and it eventually gets something of a slime coat on it. This was small enough that if a can did chance to fall in, it could easily get out. Also would like input on this.
Last edited by twocents; 09-29-2011 at 05:19 PM..