Where to buy water storage tanks?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by rygh, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Anyone know of any good places in the east bay to buy large plastic water storage tanks.

    Or for that matter, anyone looking to sell one used?

    I am looking for something in the 150G range for water changes.
    Simple vertical tank.

    Lots of places sell them online, but the shipping is usually more than the tank itself.
     
  2. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I'd be interested in a couple if we order online...
     
  3. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Harrington plastics
     
  4. bondolo

    bondolo Supporting Member

    Harrington Industrial Plastics had a bunch of different sizes in stock with no extra shipping fee.
     
  5. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Which containers are the ones that are useful to us reefers? Looking at their website they all look rather expensive, or is $400 for a 100g water container a normal price?
     
  6. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Harrington looks good. But they seem to be rather expensive
    Still cheaper than having it shipped though.

    Example: Chem-Tainer, 160 gallon
    Harrington : = $332
    Tank Depot = $212 + $188 shipping = $400
     
  7. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    You want Chem-Tainer commercial series (IC), not the fancy IX.
    But even then, prices are rather random.

    Other brands (at other sites) = Ace/Denhartog, Norwesco, and Dura Cast
     
  8. Marc

    Marc Guest

  9. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Mark: Yeah, just looked at another place (plastic-mart.com) and see that a water container that's in the 160g range is less than $200 but Harrington easily twice that, but then no shipping (other than you driving) so damned if you do damned if you don't.

    Marc: Yeah I'd get one of those containers, even cheaper if you expand your scope out to the agricultural areas near Sacramento. However they always are those large metal cage reinforced tanks... which unfortunately are too damn large to fit through any doorway I have :D
     
  10. Marc

    Marc Guest

    I hear yah Mike! Definite wide. Good containers though for the back yard or garage.
     
  11. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Used would be OK with me, but like Mike mentioned, hard to find the vertical ones.

    The funny thing : A 100G used aquarium is probably cheaper. :confused:

    One option I have been considering is getting 2 or 3 of the cheap 55 gallon barrels.
    Easy to move around. Used cost is about $25 or so each. Just pipe them together.
     
  12. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

  13. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I can't see without upgrading membership. But I'm interested.
     
  14. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Well, there is an easy $30 fix for that....
    And no PM makes exchanging info on the group buy a pain.

    This tank:
    http://www.tank-depot.com/productdetails.aspx?part=N-41861
    Shipped = $210 + tax

    You would be the 4'th tank (max of 4 due to shipping discounts)
     
  15. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Well Mike's info is basically up the hill a stone's throw from me :D

    If Mike (Coral reefer) wants two instead, we can work that way too. I don't absolutely need a salt mixing station, I still have a 40g rubbermade brute.
     
  16. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    I can email them for a shipping quote on more than 4.
    Not that big of a deal.

    Hmmm ... we could ship them to you, and I could come and get my one tank.
    At any rate, lets wait a bit, and see who is interested.
     
  17. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    yeah, no sense rushing in.. especially since it's not critical I have them now. And damnit I thought I was replying in the other thread.
     
  18. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Ill probably pay soon enough. Not in a hurry. Can explain more if you really wanna know. I still have pm tho
     

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