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PostSubject: ok well i got a good deal   Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:12 pm

ok check this out. i got a dude i can buy 6 55 gallon barrels from. they had rubbing alcohol in them.

will these be safe to put water in for my fish tank?

or did the plastic absorb some stuff i shouldnt use in my tank ?


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PostSubject: ok well i got a good deal   Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:40 pm

While it might be safe ,I personally would not feel comforatable using something like that unless it sat outside for a few years exposed to the elements leaching out any toxins that could be in the plastic.

The lfs where I worked had a large garbage pail that sat on a piece with wheels (available at any home depot) Had a small pump in it and a heater. At least you know that would be safe.

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PostSubject: Re: ok well i got a good deal   Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:50 pm

if it can house rubbing alcohol then it should be food safe and that is the key here. if it is food safe, then it is fish safe.

I would be cleaning it a few times though. I would fill it with the hottest water i could and draining it a few times then filling it and leaving it for a few days then drain it. should be right then, and the worst that will happen is your fish might get a bit tipsy Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: ok well i got a good deal   Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:38 pm

well thanks. i think this will be fine. im going to link them together and cycle some water through them.
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PostSubject: ok well i got a good deal   Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:19 pm


Hope it works for you

Here's a bit of interesting reading
Scrub well !



Toxicology

Isopropyl alcohol and its metabolite, acetone, act as central nervous system (CNS) depressants. Symptoms of isopropyl alcohol poisoning include flushing, headache, dizziness, CNS depression, nausea, vomiting, anesthesia, and coma. Poisoning can occur from ingestion, inhalation, or absorption; therefore, well-ventilated areas and protective gloves are recommended. Around 15 g of isopropyl alcohol can have a toxic effect on a 70 kg human if left untreated.[14] However, it is not nearly as toxic as methanol or ethylene glycol. Isopropyl alcohol does not cause an anion gap acidosis (in which as lowered blood serum pH causes depletion of bicarbonate anion) unlike ethanol and methanol. Isopropyl alcohol does however, produce an osmolal gap between the calculated and measured osmolalities of serum, as do the other alcohols. Overdoses may cause a fruity odor on the breath as a result of its metabolism to acetone, which is further metabolized to produce the nutrients acetate and glucose.[15] Isopropyl alcohol is oxidized to form acetone by alcohol dehydrogenase in the liver.[/b]
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