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Water Reservoir

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by jonathan11, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. jonathan11

    jonathan11 Lifetime Charter Member
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    Guys (and girls), I'm looking for a water holding reservoir, for my 180. Something that would be chemically resistant (from water), about 90 or better gallons (for 50% water change if nessary), not collapse or distort greatly under water pressure, with easily (?) installed drain valves (if possible). Openings for airstone line, heater, too. I thought of something like a house water heater, that would not take up too much room horizontally-which is another desire. I have a 55 gallon I could use, but would prefer something larger vertically, as this will be located in my garage, and I'm pressed for space. Quite a list of criteria, but I'm sure someone has been here before and been confronted with this problem.
    I need to thank everyone for their help in previously submitted questions, and hopefully with this one as well. Aid is appreciated, even though sometimes not stated. :)

    Walter
     
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    I have a setup outside my kitchen with 2 tanks from http://www.tank-depot.com/ one a 45 and one a 55 joined toghether with a t. They installed the bulkheads for me. I installed floatvalves for my ro water unit and I installed heaters and an airstone (to degass the amonium gas). I then drilled through my ouside wall to my kitchen where I installed a vinyl reinforced hose with a ball valve and a quick disconnect so that when I do my w/c all i do is roll the hose from under my sink's cabinet to my livingroom and connect a mag 1200 with the matching quick diconnect and a short piece of hose and fill my sump. This setup has been wonderfull. We had a COLD winter in s fla (it wold drop to the 30's at night) but with the heaters my discus never knew it. I then put my alkaline buffer in the sump so the water mixes there and i turn on my sump pump to fill the tank.
     
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  5. jonathan11

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    It always happens this way. I posted this inquiry last night, went down to a near by fish store today (I'm retired), to check out the fish and stuff. I asked the proprieter about what I might use for this purpose, and he darn near broke a leg to get to the back room to get me a water container, just what I was looking for!! Dumb luck, to be sure!! Made especially for this purpose, graduated, the whole bit.
    I want to THANK all of you for your suggestions and help. It is appreciated, believe me.

    Walter
     
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