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Water Storage

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bill Liebbe, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Bill Liebbe

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    LeClaire
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    Currently feeding my RO into a 30 gallon trash can but want to store more. Was wondering what others were using for water storage for top off and changes?

    Bill
     
  2. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    I use a 35g poly container, a horizontal one with the screw top lid. Norpro I think, or one like it
     
  3. Dave Experienced Reefkeeper Premium Member GIRS Member

    Des Moines Area
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    We have a 100 gallon water tank for RO and a 75 gallon one for salt water.
     
  4. Buku Well-Known ReefKeeper Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Vertical poly tanks. I have a 165 for salt and a 105 for ro. If you're planning on doing automatic water changes, I would go big.


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  5. ruggerkc Experienced Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    Cedar Falls, IA
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    I use aquariums. 2 -25 cubes r/o and salt mixer and a 55 for salt water storage.
     
  6. ricowind67 GIRS Member

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  7. Buku Well-Known ReefKeeper Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Ankeny, IA
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  8. blackx-runner Administrator Website Team Leadership Team GIRS Member

    Cedar Rapids, IA
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    Yes, this. The ones I got weren't a normally stocked item, but they ordered them in for delivery with their next shipment. Didn't cost me any shipping charges.
     
  9. stew Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    Ankeny, IA
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    Currently using a 44 gal Brute for RO and mix in a 30 gal Brute. Works well unless I need a lot of water ASAP.

    Like the vertical storage tanks idea as it looks more compact and takes up less space. Probably less evaporation loss too. No Theisen's close but might check TSC or Mills Fleet Farm.
     
  10. stew Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    @Buku@Buku. Do you have to clean those tanks periodically?
     
  11. Buku Well-Known ReefKeeper Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Ankeny, IA
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    I got the 165 at the Theisens in Ames.

    I havent cleaned them in the past. Certain salts will leave a build up over time though. I know reef crystal is horrible for that.
     
  12. stew Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    +1 on reef crystals. I've had times where I made up a mix intending to use it within a couple of hours but then been delayed for a day or so. Usually end up with brown precipitate on the bottom of the mixing tub.
     
  13. Roman Experienced Reefkeeper

    Cedar Rapids, IA
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    I use two 65 gallon vertical water storage containers. One for salt and one for rodi . You can have Theisens order them in for you at the store.
     
  14. aussie Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Cedar Rapids, IA
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    Do you remember how much it cost roman
     
  15. jeremy Acro Addict GIRS Member

    Davenport, IA
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    Atm. I use 44 gallon brute cans
     
  16. Roman Experienced Reefkeeper

    Cedar Rapids, IA
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    Aussie I think they are a little over a hundred each at theisens. They can also get smaller ones as well.
     
  17. stew Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    I checked some prices online and found the similar vertical tanks at Theisen's and Mill Fleet. Theisen's was considerable less expensive. Price was around $130.
     

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