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Old 12/02/2007, 02:26 PM
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Found cheap 26g container for DIY projects

Drillable!

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...800&lpage=none
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Old 12/02/2007, 05:52 PM
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Been using one for a sump for years.
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Old 12/02/2007, 06:44 PM
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I've seen all the rubbermaid products, etc... but never found one built like this. If you only need 26g, this is the only way to fly.
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Old 12/02/2007, 06:49 PM
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Yeah, it is quite a bit sturdier and hardly bows any full of water.
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Old 12/02/2007, 10:42 PM
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I'm using one as a mixing station. I drilled it to make draining into 5g jugs easy.
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Old 12/03/2007, 12:20 PM
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They work great for sumps...that's what I had on my 150.
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Old 12/03/2007, 01:11 PM
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for my first sump i used to use a clear rubbermaid one from wm, i now have a 20L, but it did a great job, if i dident want it to look neat under my tank i would kept it.
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Old 12/03/2007, 01:23 PM
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that looks like, and i think it is, the same thing i bought a couple months ago to use as a sump.

if so, its not food grade... i have seen a few posts on here that say it should not be used...

i was very disappointed...
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Old 12/03/2007, 03:00 PM
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Any way to check on food grade of this?
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Old 12/03/2007, 03:03 PM
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i called the company that makes it.... they said no.... emphatically
 

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