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Old 11-05-2009, 07:00 PM   #1
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What should I mix SW in?

Hi, I am wondering what I can mix large amounts of SW in? Would a clear rubbermade bin work? If so or If not can I use it or what should I use.
(P.S.) Large amounts is about 20g a week.
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Umm i know a lot of people use the rubbermade garbage cans because you can buy the wheels for them. Toss an extra pump in the bottom with a short (6' or so) clear tube on the end. Let the pump do the mixing and then when you are ready to do PWC you can wheel the bin out and use the pump to add the new water.

If that is to much for you the same concept will work with any other rubbermade bin. Just make sure you give the water at least 10 hours or so to mix so it stabilizes. Adding a heater to try and get the temp close to the tank is also a good idea.
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:31 PM   #3
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Cool, I have a pump, and a large rubbermaid bin, plus I have an extra heater
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I use a rubbermaid 33G garbage can. When the water gets high enough I mix the salt, throw in a spare powerhead and a spare heater. Come morning I'm ready to do the water change.
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Thank you for all the help, I think I will try that
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Rubbermaid bins will work fine. I mix mine in 5 gallon buckets.
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