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    Pistol Shrimp LuckyReefer123's Avatar
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    Question What kind of bin to hold water?

    Hope this is the right thread to post this in.

    I want to start keeping pre-made saltwater in a garbage can or a large bin. I have heard many things about this with either the black or white colored bins leaking chemicals into the water? So i dont want to go out and buy anything if its going to do damage. Whats a good garbage can brand that does not harm the water? Or is there just something the garbage can is made out of that i should watch out for? Thanks for any help.

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    Re: What kind of bin to hold water?

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    Re: What kind of bin to hold water?

    +1, Brute
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    Re: What kind of bin to hold water?

    Thats the rubbermaid right? I use that if so.
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    Re: What kind of bin to hold water?

    What the difference between using a Brut can vs. a black Rubbermaid can?
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    Re: What kind of bin to hold water?

    some containers are not food grade and will leach out chemicals from the plastic,those that aren't food grade are not aquarium safe.....

    I have read that the brute cans weren't safe either but I used 1 for years with no ill effects,that I'm aware of.....

    I found some recycled food barrels at a local roadside store for less than $20,it fit beside my tank much better than the brute did,it is heavier guage plastic with a sealable lid and it holds 38 gallons,it's perfect for holding water in...unfortunately,I didn't take any pics of it and where it's at now,I can't get a good pic of it
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    Re: What kind of bin to hold water?

    Thanks for all the replies. Guess ill look at Brutes.

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    Re: What kind of bin to hold water?

    Yes, there is a thread on RC about Brute trash cans being unsafe. I do find it questionable because so many people have used Brute trash cans for years with out issue.

    I will say that the container should be cured first. Fill it with water, add cheep rock salt to get to a SG about equal to your tank, let stand a day or two, rinse and repeat if you can still smell that new plastic chemical smell.

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    Re: What kind of bin to hold water?

    My friend is going to get me a 100 gallon barrel from his work that they use for holding car wash soap. He says its thick plastic. Do you think if i rinse it out really good i will be able to use that as a water holder? I am unsure about this and would rather be safe than sorry.

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    Re: What kind of bin to hold water?

    I wouldn't do it, probably some soap or other chemicals have impregnated on the barrel's plastic.
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    Re: What kind of bin to hold water?

    Ok thanks. Ill look at Brute then. Thanks again everyone.

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