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chrismhaase
05/13/2008, 08:13 PM
What does everyone use? Why? Did you use a food safe drum?

Thanks,

Chris

GSMguy
05/13/2008, 08:19 PM
10g All glass aquarium

sjm817
05/13/2008, 08:21 PM
44G Rubbermaid Brute.

chrismhaase
05/13/2008, 08:27 PM
sjm - is the Brute Food safe? Why not use a regular trash can?

GSMguy
05/13/2008, 08:30 PM
brute is strong enough to hold water regular trash can is not.

sjm817
05/13/2008, 08:31 PM
Brute is high grade very durable product. I have 3 of them. One for RO/DI storage, one for top off, one for water changes.

Jefe12234
05/13/2008, 08:35 PM
I use a 32g Brute and a 5g glass carboy originally used for winemaking. The Brutes are very strong, I think they're food safe, and you can buy dollies for them if you need to move a lot of water. The glass carboy is something I had on hand and glass is the ultimate food safe material.

J.russell
05/13/2008, 09:17 PM
10g tank.

Now I just need to make my ATO...lol.

nancymccall
05/13/2008, 09:40 PM
I use a plastic tote from walmart. If you put the lid on it will support the walls and stop any bowing. All you have to do is cut a small hole in the middle to be able to access the water if you want add calk or anything. nancy

bad santa
05/13/2008, 09:42 PM
i use a gatorade container:) its for my nano.

das75
05/14/2008, 12:18 AM
Can the water go "bad"? Wondering as those using ro/di here you are storing a large amount of warm untreated water (been stripped of Chlorine etc) in a vessel that isn't air tight for days or weeks.

pudge1515
05/14/2008, 12:20 AM
I also use a $5 dollar garbage can from walmart that holds about 8 gallons of water

VisionsSS
05/14/2008, 02:03 AM
www.usplastics.com

sells a bunch of different containers and trash cans depending on your gallons and space needs.

OneReef
05/14/2008, 07:33 AM
I use a Sterilite Plastic Tote from WalMart that holds about 6 gallons or so for my 75g. I poked a hole in the lid to drop down my Aqualifter pumps tubing into the water. the Aqualifter just sits on top of the Totes lid.

Jefe12234
05/14/2008, 08:23 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12535699#post12535699 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by das75
Can the water go "bad"? Wondering as those using ro/di here you are storing a large amount of warm untreated water (been stripped of Chlorine etc) in a vessel that isn't air tight for days or weeks.

My containers aren't sealed air-tight, but they are covered so they don't collect dust or evaporate. Since the water is so pure it will stay clean for quite a while. My Brute container does have a very slight musty smell so I have been meaning to empty and clean it with a dilute bleach solution and will probably continue to do so once a year. But if your water has any significant TDS value, you may have to clean your containers more often.

chrismhaase
05/14/2008, 08:29 AM
Thanks everyone. So I have a 20 gallon trash can and I am getting some tds readings, so I must need to clean it. Jefe- what solution do you use? 1 cup to 1 gallon? Just spray it on and swish? Then wash out and dry?

Jefe12234
05/14/2008, 08:54 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12536873#post12536873 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by chrismhaase
Thanks everyone. So I have a 20 gallon trash can and I am getting some tds readings, so I must need to clean it. Jefe- what solution do you use? 1 cup to 1 gallon? Just spray it on and swish? Then wash out and dry?

I haven't cleaned my container out yet. It smells slightly musty, but the water in it still tests 0 TDS. When I do clean it I'll probably use a solution like you mentioned and scrub it with some paper towels, then rinse a couple times with RO/DI and let dry. If you're getting a TDS reading in your container I'd try to make sure it's not the container itself that's leaching something into the water. Also, if it's a new container it may need to be cleaned to remove manufacturing residues.

toaster77
05/14/2008, 09:27 AM
i use an empty reef crystals bucket

GSMguy
05/14/2008, 09:49 AM
remember to clean your ATO pump and the tubes for your ATO once in a while also they can get that musty bacterial growth on them as well.

Eklikewhoa
05/14/2008, 11:51 AM
5g Water jug normally sold at LFS.

thaijungle00
05/14/2008, 04:36 PM
I use a 8 gallon bucket that I got from a beer making store. It even has a great hole drilled into the lid where the air lock for fermenting beer is suppose to go. It fits my tubing great so I can close the bucket tightly so nothing can get in.