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How to store RO water?

Hey guys, how do you store your RO water? I won't be able to install the system permanently, so I have to hook it up, make water, and then take it down. So how do you store your water?
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in buckets.

I store tap water treated with prime in a 35g plastic trash can.


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I pre-made RO water and added fertilizers in 5 gallon Homer buckets from Home Depot, and put a powerhead in the bucket to keep the water from getting stagnant. Before adding to the tank I'd throw a 300W spare heater in for 10-15 minutes to bring the temp up.

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Brute trash can with lid from home depot there food save storage

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+1 for brute trash cans. Or, snag a 55 gallon plastic drum from CL, just make sure there wasn't anything gnarly in it before.


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I use regular rubbermade trash can for years. No issues.
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same here, rubermaid cans on the wheeled dollies are perfect. used the same can for 6 years and counting. i just dump a small powerhead to keep it circulating.
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55 Gallon drum off CL, Rubbermaid cans with the wheels, and Homer Bucket. Just depends on where I am needing to go with it. The main feed is to the drums though.


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I keep mine in those 5 gallon drinking water jugs. Let's me move it into a closet if I make it a week ahead of time and don't want it in the rubbermaid sitting by the tank for that long.
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Ya I use a 35g trash can with the wheels on it.

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