25l containers

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  1. Andreas

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    25l containers Wanted

    howzit guys,

    does anyone have a couple(10-12)of those white 25l containers that you're not using anymore lying around?

    I want to use them for water changes NSW.:)

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  3. OCELLARIS

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    any luck with these bro?
     
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    Best bet is to buy them from Plastics 4 Africa. Usually cost between R40 and R60 each.....
     
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    yeah R800 for 12 is a bit hectic.

    got those 70l containers from Game for something like R60. now just need to buy a trolley so that I can push the water to the trailer:p
     
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    hi andreas, R60 is a good bargin, think id check this out on the weekend, are they clear plastic?
     
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    why not just buy a 500L drum with a big ass power head in it and use salt?
     
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    how much henk
     
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    i have no idea - phone around... you should be able to get one :D
     
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    There's a place in Cape Town (Bellville) called "Drum and Container" which sells 1000 litre containers for around R700... There must be a similar place in Durbs? They even deliver it to you. The plastic container is marine water safe (Liaquat uses them in his "marine lab" in Milnerton)..... You can keep this on a trailer if you want to, use it as a permanent salt water storage or even a HUGE sump ;-)
     
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    if you're going to sponsor me salt for cheap, hell yeah!

    good idea but the reason why i settled on the 70l is that it is easier to transport from the sea.
     
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    nope those black ones
     
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    Beware container source and contents!


    Polyoak manufacture these"jerry-cans/oil-drums" , but 20L is their standard.
    Look them up, and/or ask for a reseller closest to you.

    I do NOT source my 1000L flowbins from the above company, and cannot vouch for their safety in use.

    I SOURCE my flowbins from industrial facilities.
    I have them thoroughly cleaned,treated and prepared in accordance with their original content material.

    THEN they are pretested with bioindicator species BEFORE allowing their use .
     
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    so i take it its safe and non toxic?
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Apologies Liaquat - I was not aware that there was more than one supplier of those 1000 litre containers, with the metal frame around them. When I was researching this for my brother-in-law, the only supplier that I found in the greater Cape Town area was "Drum and Container" - I am not 100% sure about this, but I think that they actually manufacture those containers.
    And according to them, these containers I am referring to (which look nearly exactly the same as yours) are indeed food safe, chemical safe, and safe for storing water for human consumption - as these containers are also used in rural areas for water storage units - according to the "Drum and Container".

    BUT - I was incorrect in stating that that's where you got yours from. I made the big mistake of assumption.......

    In any case Andreas - perhaps you can go through your local Yellow Pages, and see if any similar industrial company like "Drum and Container" exists in Durbs, and contact them yourself to see if they could perhaps supply the exact drums that you are looking for (I think for your specific use then, as you explained) that 60 or 70 litre drums would be far better, as they are still movable, and should not take up TOO much space.
    I am QUITE sure that you should be able to get them cheaper at an Industrial / manufacturer than at Makro....
     
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    Thanks jacques will check it out.

    dont know, but I wasn't planning on storing the water in them, water will be in there for 1 hour max
     
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    cool andreas
     
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