New tank?

Discussion in 'Hardware & DIY' started by TDI-line, 9 Mar 2008.

  1. TDI-line

    TDI-line Member

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    I am after a new tank to go in my garage, the tank will be used for storing water for water changes only.

    I am trying to source a custom built one of sizes 100cm x 60cm x 60cm, so this would be exacly half the size of my main tank (720 litre / 360 litre).

    Does anyone know where i could get one built, and preferbly as cheap as possible, or any other solutions?

    My local lfs has quoted my £240 which isn't bad.

    I'll put a pump attached to a hose, then trouble free water changes, beats carrying 20 odd buckets of water through the house.

    I also looked at the same dimensions but 100cm high x 60cm x 60cm to save space, but the quote was £600!
     
  2. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    TDI,
    Why go through all the trouble and expense of a custom built tank just for water storage? Why not just get a 60 gallon plastic barrel or two from a garden center? They even come with their own covers to keep the heat in if you want to pre-heat the water.

    Cheers,
     
  3. Arana

    Arana Member

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    you can also pick up those black plastic square tanks with lids from a plumbing supplies quite cheap, the type most of us have in the loft. :)
     
  4. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    You can get slimline barrels with secure tops from here, http://www.smithsofthedean.co.uk/miscellaneous.htm

    The 100 litre 'slimline' barrels are good for fitting into awkward spots IME.
    For 39.99 you can have one delivered to your door. I use one for my RO water and just gave it a very good clean before using, filled it and left it to soak for a few days, then drained it and started using it. Everything has been fine. I fitted my own Hose pour tap to the barrel rather than a ordinary plastic job that leaks eventually.
     
  5. TDI-line

    TDI-line Member

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    Thanks guys, great ideas.
     
  6. TDI-line

    TDI-line Member

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    Just a quick update, bought 3 100 litre slim line barrels from a local garden centre for £20 each, result. :D

    Now for some proper water changes. ;)
     

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