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Im new to the hobby but recently bought an established tank that is running well. I'd like to upgrade a few pieces of equipment. If anyone has a working refractometer, 5 stage RO/DI unit, water drum for storage, or any 48" T5HO bulbs with good life still, they are parting with I may be interested in one or more items. I can continue to get by without them, but would love to upgrade. Let me know what you got

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I have 35 gallon barrels that have a 4 inch hole cut in the top and a water spout at the bottom. These are recycle food safe that used to hold Dr pepper syrup, orginally I built them to sell as rain barrels and I have been lazy and have not listed them.

Asking $25 each (4 available)

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Thx for the reply. I'm gonna keep my eyes out for some 55 gallon drums, but if in the next couple weeks I cannot find any I may hit you up if you've still got em. Have they been cleaned out well or would I need to do that? What would you recommend the best way would be to totally sterilize something like that so I could start storing RO water without the risk of algae or bacteria growing in it?

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Thx for the reply. I'm gonna keep my eyes out for some 55 gallon drums, but if in the next couple weeks I cannot find any I may hit you up if you've still got em. Have they been cleaned out well or would I need to do that? What would you recommend the best way would be to totally sterilize something like that so I could start storing RO water without the risk of algae or bacteria growing in it?

I'm using Dr. Pepper syrup barrels as well (14g and 30g) and all I did was rinse them several times with a cup full of bleach added to the water. I rinsed them over several days and then let them dry out. I actually like the faint smell of Dr. Pepper I get when I open them. smile.png

If you search on Austin, Craigslist for "water barrel" you'll get tons of reasonable priced options. I bought my 55gal from the barrel supply in Buda on the southbound service road because I was in a rush, and I feel like I overpaid at the time.

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Which ati bulbs do you currently have? I was gonna do the popular blue+,super blue, blue +, purple+ combination. How much for the used bulbs. Mine aren't dead yet, but they're the cheap zoomed standard actinic,10000k arrangement and they're a year old. Wanted to upgrade. But as long as the bulbs still had some life in them. I don't keep any hard corals yet, just easy stuff while I get my basics and water chemistry masteres

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Don't know if you're interested, Rob, but if you want you can have some chaeto for your trouble. Im going to trim a bit this week. Just got the tank a few weeks ago and the 10 gallon fuge is literally full, top to bottom, front to back, side to side with chaeto so I was gonna trim about 1/3 of it

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Thx for the reply. I'm gonna keep my eyes out for some 55 gallon drums, but if in the next couple weeks I cannot find any I may hit you up if you've still got em. Have they been cleaned out well or would I need to do that? What would you recommend the best way would be to totally sterilize something like that so I could start storing RO water without the risk of algae or bacteria growing in it?

I've got spare 55 gal drums from Austin homebrew. I originally got them for rainwater collection. They are clean. $10ea. Lmk

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Thx for the reply Mitch. I may hit you up at some point in the near future if they're still available. That's a great price as is, but do they come with lids too?

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