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    Trash Can

    I understand that now with my larger tank coming, i will need to be working with larger volumes of water. this will mean that the time has come for me to upgrade from working with buckets to working with trash cans.
    from what i hear, some trash cans can leach phosphates into my water and i should look for a "food grade" can. does anyone know exactly which trash cans i should buy?
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    When I looked into this last fall, the advice was to get the Brute line of Rubbermaid cans. There is also a numerical code on the bottom but I can't read it 'cause mine is partially full :-)
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    I just went the the local Home Depot and bought the commerical garbage can (30 gallon) made by Rubbermaid (about $40) It is rated for 300 pounds. There is also a stand with 3 wheels that you can buy.

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    I use Rubbermaid Roughneck trashcans.
    No problems here.

    I also know of others using Roughneck trashcans with no ill effects.

    Just be sure to clean it out when you get it.
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    I use the 30g Rubbermaid Brute garbage cans too. No problems at all.
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    so i can just rinse out any rubbermaid garbage can and not have to worry about it leaching stuff into my RO/DI water?
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    These are two of the RC threads which discussed this issue back in the fall. The information seemed somewhat confusing. However, it appears that the Brute line is approved as 'food-safe' while the Roughneck line is not approved as food-safe. They may both work fine but the overall view seemed to be that the 'food-safe' criterion might be a bit safer, partly since the manufacturer would be able to change the plastic used in the Roughneck line more readily than the Brute line and the changed plastic might be less safe for water storage.

    http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...hreadid=246383

    http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...hreadid=227761
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    great, thanks so much nick, i will look into those threads now.
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    There is also another link on ReefCentral with an email from Rubbermaid that refutes that information.

    Basically, it said that the Roughneck trashcans were indeed VERY SAFE to use.

    I'll dig that up as well.
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