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Old 09-21-2010, 01:06 AM   #11
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How high did you fill it? I have read that on the rubber maids you have to stay about 5-10 inches from the top. The bottom is way stronger than the top. Same idea as using braces for long tanks to stop bowing.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:29 AM   #12
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Just under the handles. It burst on the side about a third from the bottom.
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:47 AM   #13
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Was it a BRUTE can? All BRUTE products are food grade. I have a 45 gallon Brute sitting next to my tank for my top off water. I fill it (sometimes over fill it) about once a month now (LED lights) but every 2Ĺ - 3 weeks for 2+ years. It hardly bows.

You may want to contact RubberMaid directly.
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RubberMaid my butt
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