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Old 06-17-2008, 10:03 AM   #1
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I am setting up my RO/DI unit for my 125 salt and 40 salt and was wondering what everyone else was using for storage tanks for the RO water. I had a 30 gallon trash can, but this really isn't as large as I would like. I got a 45 gallon and it's not as sturdy as I like. I am trying to get capacity for about 100 gallons and don't know what to get. I dont wanna spend a fortune on a container. Come on and share your great innovative ideas with me!!
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I use a hard rubbermaid tub from Lowes. Its on wheels which helps. But for 100+ gallons, I would suggest visiting your local farm store and checking out thier livestock containers. They are not overly expensive and very very sturdy.
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Sorry I cant help you there as I just keep mine in 5 gallon jugs and mix my salt in 5 gallon buckets. Just like the cavemen used to do. LOL
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I have thought about like a livestock trough. I also thought about trying to get 2 plastic 55 gallon barrels and plumbing them together with bulkheads to make 1 big container, but I don't know where to get them new. What is everyone else using??
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Sorry I cant help you there as I just keep mine in 5 gallon jugs and mix my salt in 5 gallon buckets. Just like the cavemen used to do. LOL
How do you fill your bucket?? I thought my RO unit would be electrically controlled so I just planned on using a timer to turn it on and off and 5 gallons wouldn't be a problem, but with you having to shut off the flow of water then you get into valves and float switches so I want to be able to turn it on and let it fill something large up then shut itself off. I'm afraid I'll forget it just doing small containers, and also I don't wanna lug 5 gallon buckets up the stairs to fill up a 125 and sump!!
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I agree, I have a 32G with wheels. I use it for my 125 and 55, just do your PWCs on an alternate schedules. A farm store will give you other great options.
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I keep the jug or bucket in a rubbermaid container so if it does run over it`s just in the container.
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I have a 45 gallon BRUTE next to my tank filled every 3 weeks with RODI water for top offs. I mix 20 -25 gallons in my 30 gal. QT tank for pwc's.

Check out US Plastic for some large size tanks or barrels. The 100 gallon+ tanks are pricey at about $500 - $800.
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If you have a Tractor Supply near where you live they will have what you are looking for.
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