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Old 12-08-2010, 06:14 PM   #1
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Rubbermaid or Sterlite Trash Can Containers

Is it okay to use either the RubberMaid or Sterlite containers 30+ gals(trashcans with or without wheels) that you can get at Walmart to store Saltwater in for waterchanges? Or do you need special containers to store Saltwater in between water changes?

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Also how long can you store the Saltwater for as well?
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:40 PM   #2
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I cant see the picture but rubbermaid totes are fine. They can even be used as sumps for Sw tanks.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:45 PM   #3
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I just reposted the picture in my albums (Album - Other) .
you can see it there.
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For mixing SW I would use the Rubbermaid BRUTE series. No chance of breakage. They make them in 20, 32, and 44 gallon sizes, you can get them at Home Depot, Lowe's, Menards, but I don't know if Wal-Mart carries them.
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:17 AM   #5
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I have a picture of it in my album named "other" is that the same one?
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I liked the 44g Rubbermaid with wheel dollies too. Brand new with no prior history of use
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as long as u dont use no chemicals on it before or during use (soap). You have to make sure it will hold up.
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Not the same as the BRUTE ones

Brute Trash Containers - Rubbermaid Wholesale

They are generally thicker, industrial grade. It looks like the heavy-duty ones are residential grade.

Outdoor Trash Can Heavy-Duty | 32 Gal Non-Wheeled | Rubbermaid
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No chemicals will be used in them. I was told by the LFS that I was not to use those because they are chemicaly treated so I was at a confused state and needed other opinions. Also when I get it home from the store all I need to do is rinse it out with hot water and NO Soap correct?

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Yeah that is right, just like any product that you use for your fish.
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