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Old 02-07-2013, 02:36 AM   #1
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blue water jugs

I found someone selling used blue 6 gallon jugs for $5 each they said they were used for non toxic liquids or something possibly soap or food grade liquids. They are pretty handy looking jugs with a folding handle and you can screw a spout on them.

my question is. How could I clean them to make sure they would be safe for use for my aquarium?
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:39 AM   #2
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:50 AM   #3
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Hi,

Those kind of jugs are usually used to recycle chemicals, at least that's the case where I work. Anyway, if you're sure chemicals have not been used, drop some bleach in there and fill it up with water. Let it sit for a few days and then repeat with just dechlorinator. Lastly, air them out in the sun for a few days. If still unsure, use these buckets for output purposes. In other words, don't let anything that was in it end up in your tank.

I personally prefer white open-topped buckets so I can clearly see what's in it when viewed from the top down.

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Another option would be the 5 gallon water jugs used on water coolers. You know they're safe and you can see through them.
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Another option would be the 5 gallon water jugs used on water coolers. You know they're safe and you can see through them.
Yeah just go this route. You can buy these bottles at Walmart and other stores for ~$5 brand new, with drinking water in them so you know they're safe. I had a bunch of these lying around and am actually using them as temporary homes for Bettas while setting up their condos, so I can confirm they're fish safe.
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Yeah just go this route. You can buy these bottles at Walmart and other stores for ~$5 brand new, with drinking water in them so you know they're safe. I had a bunch of these lying around and am actually using them as temporary homes for Bettas while setting up their condos, so I can confirm they're fish safe.
Walmart $11.50 for the 5 gallon jugs of water
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Walmart $11.50 for the 5 gallon jugs of water
Geez. They're a lot cheaper in my area for some reason.
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yes if you have a bottle to return its like 6.50 but if you dont have a return you have to pay 11.50

I've got Walmart holding 8 cases of distilled water for me its 0.88 a gallon and 3 gallons per case
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