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Here's how we dummies do it:

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I can't remember the capacity of this Wesco tank. I believe it is ~55 gallons. I picked this model due to it's small diameter. I needed something ~50 gallons that would fit in this space without interfering with parking in my garage. I've tapped the incoming water line for the hot water tank to feed the RO unit. The RO waste feeds into the AC drain line. I mix salt water as needed in 33 gallon brute trash cans.
I really like the dimensions of this one. Trying to maximize space in the fish room while maximizing water storage. Tough to do
 

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The water tanks from the website looks amazing. Are the brute trash cans viable for water storage? I don't have a large tank as everyone (75 gallon here). I think a 32 gallon could satisfy my needs.
Yes, I had a 75g and used a 32g brute can for years.
 

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new 55g drum off craigslist ($40), with a float valve ($10) connected to my RODI.

Old heater and pump in the bottom. I use it up about once a month and clean out the debris with a towel between refills. Easy peasy!

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That’s a really nice set up. 20 gallons each?
Yup, though I have my float valve at about 19 gallon. I really like having the ball valves up high so I don't have bend down to operate things. Full how-to-ish info in my build thread.
 
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A couple of questions for you guys - as I have a 230G ready to ship but the whole nightmare of water changes is giving me a bit of a pause to reconsider.

Do you add the salt manually? Is that just before the water change? What about heaters? Is there a heater in your saltwater reservoir?
 

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I guess you don't want to see the 3g bucket for my 5g tank. LOL

There are some serious water stations going on in this thread. :) This is good to see if/when I can upgrade my tank.
I would like to see it as I will NEVER have room for some of these water stations i see in this thread lol They are pretty awesome tho! Great job everyone!

These water stations make me realize i will never have a larger tank than i probably have now lol
 

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A couple of questions for you guys - as I have a 230G ready to ship but the whole nightmare of water changes is giving me a bit of a pause to reconsider.

Do you add the salt manually? Is that just before the water change? What about heaters? Is there a heater in your saltwater reservoir?
My mixing station is in my spare room, so my water is kept at room temp. No heater needed.

I add salt once a month, manually. I mix up enough for a months worth of water changes.
 
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