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    Bleach Storage Container

    Thought I would check with the experts here on this. Obviously white is the choice color for the bleach bottles to be sold in but I cannot find any white storage containers in the 5-gallon size range. First off is bleach sensitive to light? If not white what color container would be okay? I have found red gas cans, blue kerosene, yellow kerosene and blue water. I have also found a nice milky semi transparent container at a aquarium store.

    My vacation pumping system is complete and is still dosing fine after 3-weeks now. I am just using the 1-gallon stock container but at the end of this month I will be off to Asia for 2-1/2 weeks so I need to settle in on a container. I also looked at the aquatainer which is 7.5 gallons but what I did not like about it is that it has a 1+" high molded in rib on the floor so the full bottom floor level is not usable. It does however look like it would work on its side. This storage tank would be under a overhang and not be in any direct sunlight. I am leaning on the aquatainer if blue is okay for bleach.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Bleach Storage Container

    Bleach will lose some of its potency in heat, so I suspect that having it out of direct sun would be recommended, and a light colored tank would probably reflect more sun. But I don't really think that color makes any difference beyond that.
    As for containers, there are lots of options - you can search about for polyethylene tanks or carboys. Here are a few:

    http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/catego ... 037&Page=1
    http://www.dixiepolydrum.com/drumscontainers.html
    http://www.labdepotinc.com/Category_Details~id~51.aspx
    http://www.sks-science.com/plastic-pail ... -6111.html
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    Re: Bleach Storage Container

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohm_Boy
    ....... so I suspect that having it out of direct sun would be recommended, and a light colored tank would probably reflect more sun.
    Thanks Ohm_boy. US Plastics has always been a favorite place of mine when I have several Reef Tanks.

    I am guessing that you meant to say above "would not", and where I will place this storage container will not see any direct sun.
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