Need Mixing Station Tanks

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Hey everyone I’m looking at building my RODI Mixing station and need a recommendation for tanks. I’m thinking of 50gal cylindrical with 10gal increment markings. I’ve seen them on some threads but haven’t been able to source them for a “reasonable” price.

Any help is much appreciated!
 
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Most everyone uses brute cans which are easy to drill and seal
 
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Most everyone uses brute cans which are easy to drill and seal
I’ve got a few of those already but want something a little more substantial like vertical cylindrical tanks with gallon markings. They look so clean and I’m guessing easier to measure out the salt.
 
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I was looking at U-Line. They have freshwater and brine storage tanks. Found it interesting most containers aren't rated for storing saltwater (but hey, many store strong acids/basics without issue so what do I know).
 

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Those opaque tanks with graduations are super nice but a bit pricey, a cheaper option is to get the blue 50 gallon plastic drums(easy to find cheap on Craigslist) and put a couple uniseals and barb street tees with a length of clear vinyl hose where you make your own graduations.
 
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Do you have info on these tanks?
Is the salt tank hard to mix because it’s not cylindrical?

Thanks!
I got them here: https://www.ntotank.com/55gallon-acerotomold-white-utility-tank-x8870582?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2N-Gu7ip5gIViJOzCh207guNEAQYAiABEgKm_PD_BwE

Shipping was a killer because of their size though. I have no problems mixing saltwater, not sure if you can tell from the picture but I have it set up where I just isolate the salt tank from the fresh and use the pump to recirculate the water to mix.
 

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I was thinking of going with these because they’re only about $100 and can get them from Home Depot but I think they’re going to take up a lot of space.

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If you stacked them one ontop of the other in a framed shelf they would take up very little space
 

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I got mine at northern tool.


Comes in 50 and 32 gal with vented lids and bulkheads installed. The plastic is thick enough that I can drill it to tap in 1/4” fittings so I don’t have to try to get a nut on the inside.
 
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I got mine at northern tool.


Comes in 50 and 32 gal with vented lids and bulkheads installed. The plastic is thick enough that I can drill it to tap in 1/4” fittings so I don’t have to try to get a nut on the inside.
That’s awesome! You haven’t had any leaks from the tapping?
 
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