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Old 05-31-2009, 04:54 PM   #1
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So I have seen saltwater mix sold in plastic containers ready to add to an aquarium. I work at a restaurant and we get all our fryer oil in the exact plastic type containers. Is there any way I could wash them out to make them safe enough to hold RO/Di water for my SW tank?
They only held oil and I dont know if a few refills of really hot water would get out all the oil, cant have the oil in my ro di water
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wash them out with hot water and rinse well. Should be okay. You could even use a mild dishsoap as long as you rinse well and test water and container for PO4.
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what is po4
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:14 AM   #4
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ok so its phosphate. why would that come from the pastic jug? isnt it in the water, or would it be in the oil?
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The PO4 would be leftover dishsoap, if you used it to clean the oil up.
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Plastic buckets are cheap at any hardware store. Waaaay cheaper than screwing up a tank because of contaminated salt water. Just my nickel's worth...
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