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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by richard, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. richard

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    I know this sort of question as been asked so many times before but I was just wondering.

    I've been looking at some blue water containers at dobbies garden centre to use for RO, as the clear ones always seem to get algae growing on the inside.

    I know you are supposed to use a food safe container but there is no signs on the container from dobbies to say if it is, If I ask dobbies they will probably say yes but is there any way I can be sure.

    The thing thats making me think is the fact that its blue, will this effect it.
     
  2. chippy

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    can get food grade ones on ebay at a good price!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. richard

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    Was planning on calling into dobbies today to get it, need some RO asap and haven't got a container at the minute.
     
  4. Realist

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    Tbh mate its not worth the risk if the aint. You would be better getting something off ebay or on-line that states 'food grade'.
     
  5. richard

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    I've just been on ebay and I've found the blue ones and they look the same as the ones at dobbies, and it says there food grade so I should be alright.
     
  6. chippy

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    still a risk if its not!!! sorry to put a downer on you!!!
     
  7. richard

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    I'll leave it for now, they've ran out of them anyway, will have another look on ebay.

    Cheers.
     
  8. paulscott1976

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    are we talking long term storage here cos i wouldnt of though water stored in a non-food grade container for a day or 2 could leach, surely would take weeks/months ?
    just asking cos ive got water sat in black bins whilst waiting for my tank but will only be in for 3 days...
    will run some chem zorb just incase i think
     
  9. robb1977

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    If its new plastic and ro the plasticisers in the plastic could leach straight away, but its something id do
     
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    its not new plastic and its salted ro,
    whats something youd do? run chem zorb?
     
  11. robb1977

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    Use any old water container, get your tank filled then run a load of carbon and start skimming. If anything has got into it will soon be pulled out
     
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    thought thats what you ment,
    got the schuran going on it so cant see that missing anything, its a beast!
     
  13. robb1977

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    Cool. Just use a decent carbon at the start, either fluval or rowa
     
  14. paulscott1976

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    will do boss , lol
     
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    were did you get your black bins from pal?
     
  16. ZombieTuesday

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    Salted RO will leech immediately ....

    take it from one whos had the experience :/
     
  17. paulscott1976

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    aquired them on a tank strip mate
     
  18. paulscott1976

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    what leached and how did you know?
     
  19. ZombieTuesday

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    i posted this elsewhere .. cant remember what thread tho :)

    basically, i decided i was going to set up a big container with SW in it and a tap.

    So i got a nice big 80ltr white plastic container from ikea ....

    got my mix all perfect .. and next day i checked the alk, prior to using some for a water change ... it was MASSIVE .. off the scale.

    so I thought .. my test kits knackered
    Tried again with a new kit .. same thing

    then i tested ammonia .. which was MASSIVE

    I then thought .. my salts knackered

    so i mixed up some in my normal mixing barrel .. it was fine.

    finally figured out .. the 80ltr ikea storage box was leeching like a pig!


    Never EVER used anything not food safe again hate to think what would have happened if id been too lazy to test and just used it ...
     
  20. robb1977

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    Did you rinse the ikea container with ro first?
     
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