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07/22/2013, 05:18 PM
I have a 44 gallon brute trash container that I use to store RO water. after a few months of not cleaning it becomes slick on the inside? the pump , hose connected to the pump and the inside of the trash can feels like there is a base on it? almost slimy but nothing visual just feels slick? any thoughts and thank you in advance.

07/22/2013, 05:30 PM
You could try a vinegar soak. I believe there are numerous other threads on cleaning storage containers, but I personally use vinegar.

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07/22/2013, 05:35 PM
I get a bit of brown slimy stuff on my Brute too. After a water change, I scrub it with a vinegar soaked paper towel and rinse it.

07/22/2013, 06:12 PM
Are you asking what it is or how to clean it?

I get the slime in my RODI containers and ATOs. I always assumed it was a bacterial growth.

07/22/2013, 09:09 PM
Ok, I'll clean it, just wondering what it was...lol

07/22/2013, 11:00 PM
Bacteria growth, and I rarely clean mine with no ill effects to my tank.