Selecting the correct plastic for your water drums

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  1. jclaas

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    I am currently in the market for more water drums which i will use to cart water from the ocean or aquarium to my home where it will be placed inside a larger drum for short period storage.
    I learned about the categories of plastics today and upon further research found the following article.
    Please read it.
    http://www.babygreenthumb.com/p-122-safe-plastic-numbers-guide.aspx
     
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  3. Wesd

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    nice link, jojo drums work perfectly for saltwater if you're looking to store larger quantities and its safe for the fish etc
     
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    If it has a 2, 4 or 5 marked inside a recycleable triangle at the bottom of the drum i am happy :). I like the 210l drums jojo buillds. Thanks @Wesd
     
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    any product that can store drinking water is safe
     
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    And those are category 2, 4 and 5. Thanks @dallasg
     
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    Go with jojo drums , they are great and if you have an agent in the area they will deliver to you

    I use them for ro water and a mixing drum
     
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    :thumbsup:
     
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    A bit worried now, is the topical pipes we use for plumbing not Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)?

    Nasty?
     
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    PVC can also be found in car interiors and vinyl flooring, resulting in the release of toxic chemicals into the air.
    Health Concerns
    PVC is one of the toxic plastics that should be avoided.

    - See more at: Safe Plastic Numbers Guide
     
  11. Drewton

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    People have been using PVC piping to plumb their tanks since aquariums were invented with no ill effects to any of the livestock, Im pretty sure you dont need to worry! ;)
     
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    Where did I hear that before? Oh...

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    LOL you better not use PVC PIPING then!
     
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    Yes PVC is toxic, but I think it's temperature related and if they come into contact with certain oils.
     
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    PVC if it burns, or you eat it. Then could be bad for you.
    Else its safe
     
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    See @carlosdeandrade post with regards to pvc's toxidy. Sun can cause a problem.
     
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    Oh dear..... most skimmers and reactors are made out of PVC. Does that mean we should all chuck them out? :p
     
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    :lol:
     
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    So dont put your pipes outside in the sun then... mine are under my tank im sure they will be fine...:thumbup:
     
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    I'm currently using the normal white pvc on my tank and have no issues,have also used it on my previous tanks...in fact,I'm sitting here looking at a 45degree bend right now! Lol

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    Pretty sure my Seneye that im using at the moment to monitor tank params is also made of pvc...
     
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