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    I mix SW weekly in a 60g drum and the bottom is pretty much brown all the time. I do the WC and just after that I mix another batch so it sits with a Mag 5 for until the next week.
    I was using a 30g gray trash can before so maybe it was happening with it and I never saw it.

    Anyone else see this in the mixing containers?

    SteveU
    “People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.”
    ...Charles F. Kettering

  • #2
    Steve, my 60g container was black on the bottom after 5yrs. I'll try to clean the container once a yr. Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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    • #3
      I get the same thing in the botom third or so of my mixing bucket. I like to think it's all the bad stuff from the salt and water getting left behind .
      Take Care,
      Chad

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      • #4
        It seems like some or most would wipe out if I stuck my head in there to do it.

        SteveU
        “People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.”
        ...Charles F. Kettering

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        • #5
          yeah but what is it ?
          Nick
          Nick
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          • #6
            I always rinse out mine with RODI water and don't see this.

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            • #7
              i have a brown garbagepail i use so i dont have a clue about it when i used my 5g white bucket i never had anything in it EVER im very curiuos about this now
              Nick
              Nick
              180G SPS Mainly
              10 Bulb T5 Starfire
              Calcium Reactor
              3 Tunze 6105's
              Profilux Controller
              ATB Return w/ wavysea
              ATB M External Skimmer


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              • #8
                i never have had this issue with mixing containers
                Nam

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                • #9
                  Nam... what salt do you use? Do you rinse it out very often?

                  Mine's a pain to get outside where I have it. When I built the system in the room I had available I thought at the time it was more than enough space. Now I'm looking at setting up two more tanks for some comparsions and another 46" x 44" x 24" bin and they have to go out in the open space of the warehouse.

                  SteveU
                  “People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.”
                  ...Charles F. Kettering

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                  • #10
                    I use a 20G glass tank. I occasionally see brown dust on stuff (mixing pumps, walls, etc) in the tank. I rinse it out once a month. All is well.

                    --Rick
                    Zeovit user since October 2, 2004

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