View Full Version : What's the best way to transport water?

09/30/2008, 11:19 AM
I will be moving soon and upgrading to a new tank, and I will want to keep all or most of the 55 gallons of water I have in my tank now.

Besides the water I will have in a few well-sealed rubbermaid with my livestock, is there another way to more easily transport water? I have done this once before, and even my closed and taped rubbermaids leaked when the water sloshed around from the car.

What have you guys used to worked well?


09/30/2008, 11:25 AM
maybe put the tubs in big trash bags so if anything leaks the bag can catch it and it wont get all over your car

09/30/2008, 11:34 AM
I have always used empty salt buckets. HD sells them as well. theirs are really nice as the lids have a rubber gasket which forms a great seal. Brute trash cans hold water well too but can be a pain to move around.

09/30/2008, 11:52 AM
5 gallon pails... lots of them.

They seal nicely and don't leak like rubbermaids do.

Do not attempt the garbacge can with wheels. That is a disaster waiting to happen.

09/30/2008, 12:08 PM
I use new 5 gallon plastic gas cans.

09/30/2008, 01:42 PM
Unless the water is used to transport corals and live rock , fish ect then just transporting water can be an onerous task as to just making up new salt water when you have arrived at your new destination.