lots of fish keepers use those rubbermaid trash cans as a water reservoirs for their RO water. I'm sure that if people are using those trash cans these will be fine.
I know what you are talking about. Its the Rubbermaid " BRUTE" trashcan and they are gray in color.lots of fish keepers use those rubbermaid trash cans as a water reservoirs for their RO water. I'm sure that if people are using those trash cans these will be fine.
I have seen this even on a small one. I have two small rectangular plastic storage totes use in a pinch for QT/hospital tanks. Even the 8 gal one the sides start to bulge out if I fill it all the way.....
You do have another problem with a rectangular container. Water is very heavy and the containers are really not made for water storage. Some of them will bow way out and possibly fail. I'd recommend a round container, such as a round rubbermaid trash can.
Are these aquarium safe or will they leach out chemicals into the water?
HDX 27 Gal. Storage Tote in Black-HDX27GONLINE(5) - The Home Depot
I was thinking of rinsing off some aquarium plants in one of these and also using it as a water reservoir for an automatic top off system. However I want to make sure this type of container will not release anything toxic into the water.
Last time I went on vacation, the water got so low that the plants I had on a piece of driftwood actually went above water and killed the plant. So I need to store water next to the aquarium with one of these top off system in place.