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3-4g containers for aging water

What do people use for aging and transferring small amounts of water around three or four gallons? The 2.5 gallon DI containers from the grocery aren't big enough for easy dosing and are very difficult to reseal completely.

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My LFS sells their RO water in 5 gallon jugs - perhaps an LFS near you would have something similar?
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Tsc,home depot and lowes all sell HDPE food safe 5 gallon buckets cheap,and you can get lids for them as well.
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You can also do a search for Collapsible water tote, they come in various sizes and some have spigots with screw on lids.

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I have 8 five gallon jugs I got from an RO water sales store nearby where I used to get my RO water and I use 32 and 55 gallon trash cans on wheels as well.

ETA: the RO water place had half size jugs available too so they might have been 2-3 gallons. Check online and see if there is any place like that around you. I did on a whim not expecting to find anything and was surprised when a whole store dedicated to water came up. And I am not exactly in a huge metropolitan area either.


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I like the 2G buckets. Easier to carry a pair than a single 5G if you have stairs.

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Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I went with the Reliance 5g Water-Pak, which has a closed top and a hidden spigot. In my household, an open bucket is begging for trouble from pets, kids, and overzealous cleaning types, the bane of sensitive shrimp.
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