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post #1 of 4 Old 12-27-2009, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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What do you use for your water reserves?

I tried using an 18G Rubbermaid container from Home Depot but found these too flimsy (they bowed out when only half full). I would like to know if you've found a sturdy container to store RO/DI water that is inexpensive. Please give the name brand and where to find it, if possible.
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post #2 of 4 Old 12-27-2009, 12:40 PM
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i have been using 39 gallon rubbermaid garbage cans for prepping water for water changes for a few years.............add a heater, fill with water and your always ready for an emergency water change, or a temp holding tank if a tank springs a leak...........its always nice having water ready, all the time............
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post #3 of 4 Old 12-27-2009, 02:06 PM
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Hi Air Breather, I just wanted to say welcome to the forum. You should open a build thread in the Pics & Videos area with some snapshots of your tank(s)!
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post #4 of 4 Old 12-28-2009, 01:04 AM
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for RO water only

for mixing depending how much im making ill use a 5 gallon salt bucket, a rubber maid tub or a 55 gallon drum i have. rubbermaid does make large stock tanks in many different sizes (which people like to convert into sumps due to thier size and durability ) but they come with a nice price tag. im not saying buy from here, but this is so you can get an idea of what im talking about, Rubbermaid Stock Tanks any food safe container should work great, trash cans to however just pre-rinse them very well as i have read an article of a guys tank leaking and he ran around the corner to the closest store for a few plastic trash cans and quickly put his livestock into the cans without rinsing them. apparently one of the cans had a residue which killed the fish in that can. which makes for a good example of its better to be prepared.
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