Plastic garbage can for short term (1 hour) transfer of RODI water.

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  1. LMDAVE

    LMDAVE Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I've read about the risks of using plastic garbage cans for RODI storage, but what if it is just being used for short term transfer from LFS to new tank set up? I don't intend the water to be in the new can for more than 1 hour, 2 hours top.

    I'm purchasing 40 gallon RODI saltwater mix from LFS for new tank set up and bought this can for this one time transfer only.
     
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    Only thing I would worry about is spilling salt water
     
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    Polyethylene should be safe to use. I've been using Brute cans for years without issue (as has a large number of reefers).


    Brutes with dollies.jpg
     
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    Well it’s a 45 gallon can, so it won’t be topped off, with a snug top and will be strapped good in my truck. But yeah that’s always a concern I’m sure
     
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    Yeah i know the brutes are something to get in future for long term use, was just asking about this one for this one time transfer.
     
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    Again, if polyethylene.....recycle number 2 or 4.....you'll be just fine.
     
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    You will be fine. I did same thing with some cheap garbage cans to move my tank to reuse water.
     
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    Back in November I used the exact same Brute to transfer my LR, fish and CUC. Was about a 30 minute drive in about 45-50 degree weather in the back of the trucks. Everything survived without any problems. (No lid was used during transfer btw)

    I now use the exact same (32g Brute) container for RODI storage/mixing station, and have had zero problems thus far.

    So whether you’re only transporting, or even using as water storage, you’ll be just fine. Good luck with your move!
     
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    Success with getting the water home with the can. Now just have to wait for the cloud to settle and move forward with my first reef.

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    Updates?
     
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    I have and use the 5 gallon water bottles for transporting water. Easy to handle.
     
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    Hello red fish, How are the coasters holding up? Thanks
     
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    Just fine. And we actually used my two Brutes \ dollies at our local frag swap, wheeling them around to deliver water to the vendors. I foresee no problems with these on 32 gallon Brutes.
     
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