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Old 06-27-2011, 03:08 PM   #11
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Someone on another thread suggested Rubbermaid Brute trash can. I bought a 32 gallon and it has a lid. Works great.
How long have you been using it? Problem is s majority of trash cans are made using recycled plastic which is made from recycled detergent bottles I would worry about it leeching.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:37 PM   #12
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Im stopping at lowes on way home.. I belive the brute ones are ok.. its the ones on wheels that are usally black ir green in color that are the ones I wouldn't use. The give away is usally the scent it self. When plastic is recycled its never for say washed out its put through a process called repeletization which pretty much means its melted down using a machine called an extruder and ran through water which isn't clean either so that it can be put back in to pellets so it can be used again.or sometime just ground up put through an extruder or molding process to make differnt part or same..
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:07 PM   #13
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I have heard of phosphates leaching with some but this was the one they were having good luck with. I've had some water sitting in it for a week and I'm going to test it tonight. I'll post results.
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I read somewhere online that if u should age the water for 7 days for PWC's before adding to tank.
That this process will get rid of chlorine, chlorite and phosphates.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:27 AM   #15
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I read somewhere online that if u should age the water for 7 days for PWC's before adding to tank.
That this process will get rid of chlorine, chlorite and phosphates.
The clorine yes... the phosphates I don't belive so..
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:40 PM   #16
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Phosphates were 0.5 after 7days of sitting in the can. I think I won't let the water stay in there so long next time.
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