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30-05-07, 04:38 PM
Does anyone know where to buy water barrels/drums (around 200L) in Sydney?
I want to use them to age water for tank water changes, so they need to be made of a material that wont leach into the water.

30-05-07, 05:57 PM
Check these out

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/PLASTIC-200-LITRE-DRUM_W0QQitemZ300115806144QQihZ020QQcategoryZ26261 QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD3VQQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/200-Litre-Plastic-Water-Drum_W0QQitemZ190117246997QQihZ009QQcategoryZ29522 QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD3VQQcmdZViewItem


30-05-07, 06:50 PM
Thanks Matt.

I'll probably grab that first ebay listing, I couldnt see that when I did an initial ebay search. The second one was previously used to hold detergent... wouldnt want to use that.

30-05-07, 07:16 PM
No worries.

30-05-07, 07:41 PM
I am thinking of a water tank from Bunnings.
Its 500L for $129

Just looks like a huge bucket ( without the handle of course :-)) )


31-05-07, 07:13 AM
I saw those ones at Bunnings, way too big.
2 x 200L barrels would work well. Use one to age/condition water and the other for recycling the water that's changed.

31-05-07, 09:44 AM
Where abouts do you live?

Near kellyville there is a house with a heap of 200L barrels out the front for $20 each. They are unwashed though, and used to house onions in vinegar or something

31-05-07, 10:31 AM
Im in Pennant Hills, Kellyville is not too far away.

Whats the best way to clean these barrels?

31-05-07, 10:56 AM
I scrubbed them using plain bleach then thoroughly rinsed and then filled them up with water and put some prime in, and left them outisde for a few days, then drained.

The place is in smithfield I think, which is near Kellyville Ridge. You go down Windsor rd, past the ettamogah pub and then turn left down the next rd. I'll try and find proper directions

31-05-07, 11:01 AM
Yep, Smithfield.

He is on Schofields Rd. Coming from Windsor Rd, he is just past the T junction with Hambledon Rd.

There is a heap of different barrels outside the place. Its just a normal house with lots of barrels.