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I actually tested this once using a milk jug but I can't remember exactly where the line ended up. I do remember it being lower in the bucket than I thought it would.
If I recall correctly there are a few protrusions near the top on the exterior of the bucket. I think the 5 gallon mark is just under the lowest protruding "ring". Might want to double check that if accuracy matters and exactly 5 gallons is a life or death situation for some reason.
 

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Just measure and mark it with a sharpie. It is much more useful than trying to find a faint notch or numbering when you are in a hurry.
My bucket has all the standard volumes I use with different sized tanks, drawn on. Makes it so much easier to measure dechlorinator and fertiliser for replacement water.
 
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