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Old 06-27-2003, 02:56 AM   #1
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RO water reservoirs....

I currently have two 55 gallon drums hooked together to store my RO water, but now I am looking for a reservoir system that I can store and mix large amounts of salt water. I looking for a capacity of about 200-300 gallons. Wether it is a do-it-yourself project or commercially bought systems doesn't really matter. I am shooting for time saving ideas because I am tired of mixing only 4 gallons at a time to do water changes on 12 tanks on weekly basis. That way is extremely slow and tiresome. Any ideas, other recommendations or websites would be greatly appreciated.

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you might be able to check out a "tack shop" for equine supplies (farm supplies) I believe they sell very large 100-200 (perhaps more) sturdy plastic/lexon tubs. This may give you the capacity you desire and shouldn't react with the salts in the water. Also, being plastic they are, of course, easily drilled for plumbing.

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Ya, where i am from we have a store that sells water troughs for cattle and horses. They are large and very sturdy.

THis is what I do on a smaller scale.

I have 2 30 gal trashcans. 1 is for RO water storage and 1 is for mixing and storing saltwater. I mix up about 25 gal of salt water weekly and use it on my weekly water change procedure. I end up going thru about 20gal of RO water every two weeks in evaporation replacment.

I imagen if you take this to the next level you could have a 200 gal tub that you fill with RO water and use to mix your saltwater with. Then when that is almost used up you could replentish the RO water in it and start the mixing process over.
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I would check with some Chemical supply houses or such, you might also consider asking your LFS (if they sell RO water) where they got their container. When I worked for an LFS we had a 300g plastic container (reinforced with a tin/steel shell) that we stored RO water. It worked well, the hole in the top was large enough to put a large submersible pump in, although we attatched a large external pump to the spout on the bottom. I think we paid a buck a gallon for the container, so a 300g was 300 bucks.

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