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Old 09-13-2014, 12:26 AM   #1
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Mixing saltwater in large container

So I have a 35-40 gallon trash can that I bought from home depot to mix my saltwater. But my pump and around the container has turned white. There's a lot of white stuff all over the pump, walls and bottom of container. Any ideas?

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Old 09-13-2014, 12:27 AM   #2
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What kind of trash bin is it?


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Old 09-13-2014, 12:30 AM   #3
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One of those grey BRUTE Rubbermaid trash cans. I want to always have saltwater mixing and ready for use any time.

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Old 09-13-2014, 12:31 AM   #4
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Hmmm, wierd. Have you tested to water? Including Tds? Do a full water work up.


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Well I filled up the trash can fr my RODI filter..zero tds.. Then added red sea pro salt... Week or two later pump and container has white film all over it.

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Old 09-13-2014, 01:16 AM   #6
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Normal for rscp salt, don't worry about it
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Old 09-13-2014, 09:13 AM   #7
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yep, I get the same thing, after a few times filling it I will rinse it out but its harmless.
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Oh well okay good to know..just don't like the look of it lol


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Yeah, my coating is kinda slimy. bleh. lol Like I said tho, a simple hose out will clean it right up. It doesnt stain or get stuck, it just leaves that coating. i can go like a month before it annoys and grosses me out so much that i rinse the pail.
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This happens when you allow the saltwater to sit around for extended periods of time even if a pump is mixing it all the time.
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