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Old 04-28-2011, 05:59 PM   #1
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What do you store your pre-mixed PWC water in?

I was thinking of getting one of these and just dropping in a powerhead and heater, so I could always have 20 gallons or so at the ready.

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Rubbermaid COMM. FG263200GRAY 32 Gallon Plastic Trash Can
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Rubbermaid totes are OK. I just make mine in 5 gallon buckets and wait a day or two and add them.
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Ok. I just think it will be easier this way cause my PWC's are 15-20 gallons. And 4 or 5 buckets take up more space than a trash can.
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Ok. I just think it will be easier this way cause my PWC's are 15-20 gallons. And 4 or 5 buckets take up more space than a trash can.
Keep in mind that, just because it's big enough to hold that much water, doesn't mean its tensile strength is going contain it. Look into the blue plastic water barrels would be my best suggestion.

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I'm considering using 55 gallon plastic barrels in my fish room. I currently fill from tap and there isn't any issue, the water is really good so I haven't been pressed to do it yet.

They have plastic 55g barrels on craigslist here for 20-30 bucks
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Keep in mind that, just because it's big enough to hold that much water, doesn't mean its tensile strength is going contain it. Look into the blue plastic water barrels would be my best suggestion.

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I think it will be ok to hold 20 or so gallons. The rubbermaid brute cans are really sturdy. I'll watch it as I'm filling it, just to make sure.
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Brutes are probably the safest bet. They are NSF certified to store potable water. Not saying other brands aren't good, but there is no doubt a Brute won't leech anything into the water.
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Cool, I didn't know that. That's good to know.
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