Where can we buy mixing station tanks locally?

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  1. Special_K

    Special_K Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    Do we have any local distributors selling these vertical tanks? Tractor Supplies doesn't have the ones I need. I'm looking for 65 or 75 gallon vertical tanks.

    Thank you!
     
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    Not sure where you are located but there's a guy on craigslist who is in Bolton, ct. He had some 75 vertical tanks for sale.
     
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    Is this the barrel you are talking about? There is also a Vernon listing that's close to me. But the condition of the tank is not ideal. I would like to spend a little more to get new tanks. 2 75 gallon tanks cost about $300, but the shipping from any of the online vendors runs around $250. That's why I would like to find out if there is any local places carry this kind of tanks.

    Thank you!
     
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    Do you have an Agri supply near you? In my area they carry a bunch of tanks.

    NM, just looked, southern thing, furthest north is Virginia. Sorry....
     
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    Have you looked on grainger?
     
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    Yes. The price is CRAZY. 90 Gallon tank costs $600.
     
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    Tractor supply has them 65 gallon for 179. Might have to order online and pick up at store
     
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    There is this guy in the Facebook marketplace selling these food grade barrels. He is in Stamford
     
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    Looks like the best solution so far.

    Well, would this work? 40 Gallon Breeder aquariums from Petco, 4 of them, drill and link, 2 for RO and 2 for saltwater. Would this work? :D that will cost $160+tax.
     
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    Thanks! This looks reasonable but I would like to go for 65 or more gallons of I can.
     
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    If you have the room for the blue barrels that would be my choice. They are the right size to drop a whole bag of salt in to mix a batch. Keep thing easy
     
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    Mmmmm, this is very important information. Thanks!
     
  13. TonyGugino

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    You can contact cocacola in east hartford and they will just give you the blue barrels for free as long as you pick them up. Seems like it might be your best bet!
     
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    That's a hangup tidbit of information. The big question, are they open top?
     
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    I’m not positive, but they are super easy to cut if they aren’t. Give them a call and see what they say. My brother-in-law got one for composting I’ll ask him more info get back to you
     
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    If I am not mistaken, the Cocacola ones are not open on the top but the ones pictured above are. The coke one are great for a RO/DI drum though, I have 2 and use Brutes to mix in
     
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