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PaulCheung
02-10-2014, 04:45 AM
I am using 5 gal bucket for my water change. I want to buy a container/barrel that is a bit bigger to ease my bigger water change routine. What type of container that is fish safe and where can i buy it?

mrhasan
02-10-2014, 05:33 AM
I am using 5 gal bucket for my water change. I want to buy a container/barrel that is a bit bigger to ease my bigger water change routine. What type of container that is fish safe and where can i buy it?

Home depot's 5gallon bucket is commonly used. For bigger changes, rubbermaid garbage bin or those blue bins are common. As long as its made of food grade plastic, its fine.

rynoe
02-10-2014, 05:41 AM
If you are ever out abbotsford way otter co op sells food safe 55 gal drums.

The Guy
02-10-2014, 08:40 AM
Yes Otter co-op has the 55 gallon food safe barrels c/w lids 248th & Fraser Hwy Langley.
Not in Abbotsford, there good I bought mine there.

SeaHorse_Fanatic
02-10-2014, 09:07 AM
You should post how many gallons roughly you want for your water change container volume. I don't think you're thinking of a 55g barrel.

The Guy
02-10-2014, 05:47 PM
Yes Otter co-op has the 55 gallon food safe barrels c/w lids 248th & Fraser Hwy Langley.
Not in Abbotsford, there good I bought mine there.
If you want half barrel , country feeds just up the road from co-op sells them, I use one to do my water changes holds approx. 24 gallons.

CM125
02-10-2014, 07:22 PM
how big are you looking? Rain barrels work awesome, but they are 100G plus, we use 40G storage totes, I built a simple 2x4 cart to wheel them around on, they work awesome and stack into eachother.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Rubbermaid-37-Gallon-Roughneck-Hi-Top-Tote-FG3A00H2MICBL/100347929?N=5yc1vZc89j

FishyFishy!
02-10-2014, 08:37 PM
The rubbermaid BRUTE's are awesome. And they do come in a smaller size. They have 20, 32, and 44 gallons available. Very versatile and common in this hobby. They also have special "Brute" dolleys available if you wanted to roll them around.

neoh
02-10-2014, 09:42 PM
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/search/?sort=rel&areaID=16&subAreaID=&query=rain+barrel&catAbb=sss

PaulCheung
02-10-2014, 10:37 PM
I am thinking 15g ~20g range.

PaulCheung
02-10-2014, 10:40 PM
this place has 15g, the size i want.

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/for/4304278397.html

I hope it is closer. May have to take the long drive one day.

Magickiwi
02-10-2014, 10:50 PM
this place has 15g, the size i want.

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/for/4304278397.html

I hope it is closer. May have to take the long drive one day.

Yep, that should leech pesticide into your tank water nicely... Maybe even fertilizer.

Just buy a rubbermaid garbage can, at least you know it wasn't used to hold poison.

gregzz4
02-10-2014, 11:19 PM
this place has 15g, the size i want
I hope it is closer
Keep in mind that white 15g one will be difficult to clean out as the top looks like it's not removable. I suppose you could just cut the top off though ...
And ya, the add states Abby

FishyFishy!
02-11-2014, 12:26 AM
Seriously. lol. Go for a 20 gallon brute! Food safe. You can get them almost anywhere. And you know that it's not going to bomb your tank lol.

gregzz4
02-11-2014, 12:58 AM
Go for a 20 gallon brute!
And if you dump the fish hobby you can still use it for yard work :wink:

mark
02-11-2014, 01:49 AM
anyone remember Eric Borneman caution (http://forum.marinedepot.com/Topic101230.aspx) of using the Rubbermaid Brute containers?

FishyFishy!
02-11-2014, 02:12 AM
anyone remember Eric Borneman caution (http://forum.marinedepot.com/Topic101230.aspx) of using the Rubbermaid Brute containers?


If you're going to go that far.... the plastic bucket that we store salt in, and do water changes with could be toxic too. Or what about the plastic that your protein skimmer is made out of? Pump housings. PVC pipe..... etc etc etc. That could go on forever. Just because some sperm died in a lab somewhere in 2009 dosn't mean the end of the world for our reefs. People all over the world confidently use Brutes (including myself) for water changes and storage with no ill effects.

gregzz4
02-11-2014, 02:24 AM
Just because some sperm died in a lab somewhere in 2009 dosn't mean the end of the worldYou just won a prize !!!

Quotable quotes (http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=879568#post879568)

FishyFishy!
02-11-2014, 02:44 AM
You just won a prize !!!

Quotable quotes (http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=879568#post879568)


Hahaha i'm honored to be a part of the team!!

gregzz4
02-11-2014, 04:05 AM
Hahaha i'm honored to be a part of the team!!
I pooched the link

I meant to do this (http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=879591&postcount=43)

mohammadali
02-11-2014, 08:48 AM
go on craigslist type 55g barrel or dram

mohammadali
02-11-2014, 08:49 AM
I bought a 55g one for $15 with cap and metal ring on it
its worth it more then $15

cav~firez22
02-12-2014, 10:41 PM
Princess Auto has 35G blue barrels with lids for 20$