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Old 02-20-2014, 10:33 PM   #1
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What does everyone mix their Water in?

And I'm not talking about the cool kids who have fish rooms or holding tanks they keep in their garage.

I'm talking about us losers who use buckets or whatever.

I used to work at the NY aquarium and we used garbage cans with wheels for some water mixing and moving animals but that was a long time ago and I do to know if the cans now will leach bad stuff into the water?

I'm getting sick of 5 gal buckets
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I use the 5 gallon buckets from Lowes, but there are others who have larger tanks that use garbage cans on wheels just like you said. You just want to double check what the can is made out of to make sure it doesn't leach anything into the water...I think the rubbermaid ones are fine off the top of my head.
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I use igloo water coolers. Keeps the temps
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I use a plastic 60 gallon food grade drum I picked up at a garage sale. If I needed to replace it I'd use a rain barrel. I see them on Graig's list for $20.00 in my area. Garbage cans are not really designed to hold water. I had one spring a leak on me but it wasn't a rubbermaid.
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I use a plastic 60 gallon food grade drum I picked up at a garage sale. If I needed to replace it I'd use a rain barrel. I see them on Graig's list for $20.00 in my area. Garbage cans are not really designed to hold water. I had one spring a leak on me but it wasn't a rubbermaid.
Just make sure it wasn't used for something that would contaminate the water.
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We used to use grey thick round plastic ones with wheels like a school janitor.

I I'm pretty confidant that if I found one it would hold the water . Once we had 4 guys wrestle a pacific octopus into and out of one when the animal on display laid eggs and died.

I'm worried about the plastic leaching for some period of time. The ones at the aquarium and old and I'm thinking already leached out they were going to leach ?
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If it is a plastic that is rated as safe to hold drinking water, as an example, it won't leach anything. Think plastic troughs for livestock.
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I use the Grey rubbermaid brute 44g trash can and have no issues
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Sniper - I would feel funny asking the guy at Home Depot " is this garbage can safe to eat out of"
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They post that stuff on their websites.
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