Buckets with water tight lids?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by tygunn, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    So I have been using 6 gallon reliance water jugs for making saltwater for a while now. They are a basically big gas cans for water. I absolutely hate these containers. The opening is so small that I can't fit a powerhead to mix and I have to use a funnel to add salt.

    Where can I buy a couple 5g buckets with water tight lids? Instant ocean buckets would work but I'd need to use a lot more salt to get enough. ☺




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  2. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Try to find some aquavitro salinity buckets, they have a good locking mechanism for the lid and there is a rubber gasket in there to make them air tight as well.
     
  4. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    South bay, Cupertino. .

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  5. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    Reminds me a bit of the old Instant Ocean buckets with the screw down lids.

    Man I had loads of them from my old 140g before I moved. Haha never thought I'd need them.

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  6. POOLSCAPES

    POOLSCAPES Guest

    You can buy gama lids that go on most 5 gallon buckets. They work really well. Go online to look for them. They are the same lid they use for the dog food containers you see at pet stores.
     
  7. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I got a ton of aquavitro 6 gal w screw lids. Sf and oak.
     
  8. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    I like the home depot buckets with the cheap snap on lids. They're not water tight if say the bucket were laying on its side, but if you're just worried about water sloshing out when carrying them around then the Home Depot buckets work great and are super cheap.
     
  9. Pancetta

    Pancetta Guest

    I think Lowes sells white 5 gallon buckets with lids in their paint dept.
     
  10. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    I think I'm going to get a couple gamma lids and use Lowe's buckets (blue matches better with the decor. Hehe)...

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  11. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    Thanks for the offers for buckets all...

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  12. Pancetta

    Pancetta Guest

    Lowes also has clear buckets that are calibrated. Gallons on one side, liters on the other.
    I bought a couple of them and use them for water changes. Makes it very easy to measure out the water.
    These buckets come with blue, snap-on lids. But, these lids are not as secure as the white ones.
     
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  13. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    What?! These sound awesome! And to think I've been using the ugly home depot buckets. I'm always too lazy to drive all the way down to Lowes. Now I may have to :)
     
  14. Pancetta

    Pancetta Guest

    I drive by Lowes in Concord every weekend when I visit my mother. I will pick up a couple and give them to you on Thursday.

    David
     
  15. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    You're too nice, David! Just let me know how much I owe you! 2 of the clear ones with the gallon markings and lids would be amazing!
     
  16. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    Are those in the paint area? . Yes I'll have to pick some up at lower too

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  17. Pancetta

    Pancetta Guest

    Yes, they were in the paint dept. I think they are for mixing paint additives.
     
  18. Pancetta

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  19. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    They're $5 + $3 for the lid at Lowes. I picked up two today:
    Perfect size for water change water, and the lid with pop up spout provides a perfect spot to run the power cord for an old Koralia 1 to mix things up. I think I'm going to like these a LOT better than my grey water jerry-cans:
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  20. Pancetta

    Pancetta Guest

    Interesting. I picked up two for Felicia yesterday but did not see those lids. I got the same blue lids that I have.
    They had white lids similar to these without the spout. But, they did not fit the buckets well.
     

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