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20 gallon RO storage tank.

So I am considering getting an RO unit for my apartment. The only place I can think of to set up a storage tank is on the bathroom counter or maybe under one of the sinks. I only need to use 5-10 gallons of water per week, so I figured a minimum of 20 gallons for storage. Anyone know of any 20 gallon, fish safe, preferably square or rectangular storage tanks that are affordable? Or where to look in town for them?

Also on a slightly different note, do RO or RODI storage tanks need circulation pumps in them?
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So you’re not looking for one of the metal pressurized tanks that come with a lot of drinking units, correct? And I would add something to move the water and a heater to get it to correct temperature
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So you’re not looking for one of the metal pressurized tanks that come with a lot of drinking units, correct? And I would add something to move the water and a heater to get it to correct temperature
Correct. The metal pressurized tanks are too expensive and bulky or too small for what I need. I won't be using it for drinking water, just for my tank.

Thanks for the tip, I'll get a heater and a power head for it.

Still looking for tank suggestions if anyone has one!
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Are there any plastic types I need to avoid using? I know HDPE should be safe.
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Plastic tote bins are perfect for this. Sterilite brand is listed as being foodsafe and is usually thought to be a good choice.

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Great, thanks!
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The specific made water storage bins, although very nice are not cheap. That’s the route I wanted to go initially. Then looked into totes, trash bins, etc. but decided to just get a 29gal aquarium under one of the dollar/gal sales at petco. But getting a float valve into one of these will require some extra brainstorming because you can’t just drill it. It can be done. Or you could use a solenoid instead of float. Or both like I decided.
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