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    Reusing Steel barrels for pond

    Hi guys,

    Iíve got some old steel barrels that were used for construction resin. Has anyone had any experience or have cleaned up old barrels/buckets in the past for use with koi?

    Regards

    Ken



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    What would you want to do with them?
    Steel and resins???

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    Ya, I ended up throwing them away. Might use them as incinerator bins.

    Went and purchased a couple of blue shipping barrels, to try make my own filter.

    Found an aluminium storage barrel which I could use for a diy drum filter! I need to test it for rusting first.


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    Kenny,

    I wouldn't recommend using an aluminium barrel. Aluminium is acutely toxic to fish especially at lower values of pH. The gill is the principal target organ and death is due to a combination of ionoregulatory,osmoregulatory and respiratory dysfunction.

    Translated into English; that means aluminium buggers up respiration and the other important gill
    functions.

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    You can get a food grade plastic barrel/keg of eBay with a clamp fit lid for reasonable money.
    Depends on size, 120lt is about £30

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manky Sanke View Post
    Kenny,

    I wouldn't recommend using an aluminium barrel. Aluminium is acutely toxic to fish especially at lower values of pH. The gill is the principal target organ and death is due to a combination of ionoregulatory,osmoregulatory and respiratory dysfunction.

    Translated into English; that means aluminium buggers up respiration and the other important gill
    functions.
    Oh my, did not know that. So steel is out of the question and aluminium. Stainless steel drums are very expensive. I wonder what washing machine drums are made from.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Fish View Post
    You can get a food grade plastic barrel/keg of eBay with a clamp fit lid for reasonable money.
    Depends on size, 120lt is about £30
    Aye, I got a couple of these that are food grade. They are massive tho. Was planning to use them for a temporary barrel filter whilst I start work on trying to build a drum using some non deadly materials.


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    Ive got one of these and wanted £70 for it and had no takers.was going to use as a bio chamber but decided to just keep my nexus.the easy section is out of a nexus 300 and is a fortune on there own lol
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