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Those that have RO/DI at home and store your water, a few questions for you.....

1. How long do you let the water sit in the holding container?
2. How often do you clean said water container?
3. What do you clean the said water container holder with?
 
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Those that have RO/DI at home and store your water, a few questions for you.....

1. How long do you let the water sit in the holding container?
2. How often do you clean said water container?
3. What do you clean the said water container holder with?

1. No limit to how long you can store RODI.

2. Don't clean the container. No reason to.
 

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Those that have RO/DI at home and store your water, a few questions for you.....

1. How long do you let the water sit in the holding container?
2. How often do you clean said water container?
3. What do you clean the said water container holder with?
I use the watercwithin 3 days of making it and I clean every 3 months with bleach /water mix then flushing the container with cold water until you can no longer smell bleach
 

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I use the watercwithin 3 days of making it and I clean every 3 months with bleach /water mix then flushing the container with cold water until you can no longer smell bleach

Is that really necessary? I've had my 40 gallon Brute for years. Never cleaned. No ill effects on fish.

Please expand on "why".

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I use the watercwithin 3 days of making it and I clean every 3 months with bleach /water mix then flushing the container with cold water until you can no longer smell bleach
That is what I was thinking. Only because as water sits in there with no light stuff will still grow and then you put it into your tank. Just was thinking about that as its time to change the filters on my unit and figured why not clean it as well.
 
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Is that really necessary? I've had my 40 gallon Brute for years. Never cleaned. No ill effects on fish.

Please expand on "why".

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Salts leave residues and even slime in containers. You want to clean container periodically to reduce chance of contaminants
There are many posts on R2R where people acquire slime and other foreign substance
I’ve seen various issues in storage containers the last couple of decades
 

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That is what I was thinking. Only because as water sits in there with no light stuff will still grow and then you put it into your tank. Just was thinking about that as its time to change the filters on my unit and figured why not clean it as well.
Reducing any contaminants is the main purpose
 
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Salts leave residues and even slime in containers. You want to clean container periodically to reduce chance of contaminants
There are many posts on R2R where people acquire slime and other foreign substance
I’ve seen various issues in storage containers the last couple of decades
I agree! wasnt sure if it was just me. I do have a slick feel to my mixing pump in there and wasnt sure if it was related. My fresh water tank is fine though.
 

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Salts leave residues and even slime in containers. You want to clean container periodically to reduce chance of contaminants
There are many posts on R2R where people acquire slime and other foreign substance
I’ve seen various issues in storage containers the last couple of decades

Ok. So you are speaking of stored salt water, not plain RODI?
 

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Ok. So you are speaking of stored salt water, not plain RODI?
Correct
The only concern with RODI water would be if filters were expired and silicates got into the tank but that is low risk
 
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