What type of plastic for water container?

BlackTip

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I am expecting 300lb of dry Fiji rock next week. I am going to cure them in my garage for the next 8-10 weeks, until my tank and stand are ready.

I want to use one large container, 100 gallon or so. My thinking is after I use this container for curing the rock, it can be used for emergencies. In case I have a leak or need to evacuate the tank inhabitants. My future tank will be 320g.

So, what type of plastic the container must be made off?

I found this: http://www.agrisupply.com/oval-tank/p/39391/&sid=&eid=/

The drain plug is made of brass. Is it OK? I prefer once piece plastic without drain plug. It is safer.
 

noj3333

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I've read that people use a baby pool with lots of flow.
I would not use anything that has brass in it.
 

julie180

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Thanks, I look at that one, but it has horrible reviews; crack and leaks.

Leaks, yes, you will need to replace the stock bulkheads. As far as cracking, I'm sure the reviews you are reading are from people using them outside!

I have been using a 150 as a sump for 6 years. Its the tank of choice for a lot of basement sumps.

You want to stay away from any metal.
 

BlackTip

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Leaks, yes, you will need to replace the stock bulkheads. As far as cracking, I'm sure the reviews you are reading are from people using them outside!

I have been using a 150 as a sump for 6 years. Its the tank of choice for a lot of basement sumps.

You want to stay away from any metal.

The review I read indicates that recent production crack at the bottom edge. There is a photo of cracked one post on Amazon. People said the older production are good.
 

A sea K

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Go to your nearest LFS (Local Farm Supply). Any decent farm and lumber should have plastic stock tanks available.
 

South City

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I am currently using 3 of these for my sump. They are 28 gallon Rubbermaid Brutes. Very heavy duty and less than $30 at Lowes.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_135881-1097-1869452_0__?productId=4462425&Ntt=rubbermaid+storage&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Drubbermaid%2Bstorage&facetInfo=

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I'm also using on these as a tank for my RODI water. 55 Gallons and less than $70 on Amazon.

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i have heard of people using garbage pails the rubber made brand with a powerhead
 
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BlackTip

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I ended up buying the 100G Rubbermaid stock tank mentioned above. Hopefully it won't leak. This tank is huge. I don't know where I am going to store. I don't have much room in the garage.
 

coffee_snob

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I ended up buying the 100G Rubbermaid stock tank mentioned above. Hopefully it won't leak. This tank is huge. I don't know where I am going to store. I don't have much room in the garage.

If it's on a level/even surface like your garage floor, and does not freeze [obviously], it should last for years.
 
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