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    Ro/di Water

    Hi guys/gals dose anyone know how long you can store RO/DI water ? I have a 1000 Lt. holding tank in the fish/grow out room & would like to have some water stored ahead . The tank is in a cool drak corner !! could anyone answer this?
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    If you are using the water in a fish tank and not for drinking, I think it would last monthes with a couple of pumps to keep it moving. I don't KNOW this as fact but, really, what can happen to water stored in a cool dark place? Unless an animal crawls in and dies or something.
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    thanks ,thats what I was thinking to .As long as it was kept in a dark cool spot and has some motion in it .Should be the same as if it just came from the well !! Its olny going to be used in the fish/grow out room .It wil be stored in a 1000 LT. tank thats sealed so no fear of contamination the lid is plumbed directly too the RO/DI unit , and rhe bottom of the tank has a 2'' PVC valve on it with a protective screw on cap so should be safe!!!..:biggrinbo
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    Dan, Just out of curiosity, what is the tank made of, and where did you get it?
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    RO/DI WATER

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    tank is made of polypropolene, it was used at the municple water treatment plant in Hawksbury for floride for water . The tank has been used by us for water here at home for garden the last 2 years & for sap collection for sugar camp thi spring tank was washed out with an anti bacterial dish soap. So it should be safe for the RO/DI water storage, I would asume !Any thoughts on this?
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    After two years, I would assume the flouride is leached out ( if in fact any was absorbed by the polypro. in the first place) You might have a maple smelling reef..which wouldn't be so bad...I could live on maple syrop, fudge etc..... anyways....oooooooohhh, maple syrop....hhhhmmm......SORRY, got distracted, there!
    I'd give it another good rinse to get rid of any anti bacterial agents- these wouldn't go over well in the reef.
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    Yes,I was seriously considerind scalding it out with hot water 2 or 3 times before using it has the smell of Dawn dish soap (GREEN APPLES) smell!!! Not overly impressive , already gave it 2 cold water flushes but still has that odder figured at least 2 hot flushes should be adaquet . :biggrinbo
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