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Blue barrels wanted in Canberra

Discussion in 'For sale - Lost - Found - Wanted - and such stuff.' started by Mel Redcap, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Mel Redcap

    Mel Redcap Active Member

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    I want 3 or 4 blue barrels for my new system... does anybody in Canberra or nearby have some to sell, or advice on where I can get some? What's a decent price?
     
  2. denandbil

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    Hi Mel,

    Try car dealerships. I sourced some from them for free. They had chemicals in them that were easy to clean out; 2 good scrubs with a biodegradable dishwash detergent followed by rinsing well. Algae then bloomed when left sitting with water, so I deemed them safe to use!
     
  3. Mel Redcap

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    Huh! Not a place I'd thought of looking, thank you!
     
  4. Mickbott

    Mickbott New Member

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    Hi Mel
    I'm in Canberra and been doing aquaponics for a bit
    Happy to catch up for a coffee one day for a chat
    Try Ian from Tiger Tanks he supplies IBC and the barrels to me
    hes on 0410983893
    Cheers
    Mick
     
  5. Mel Redcap

    Mel Redcap Active Member

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    Score! :D

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    Ian from Tiger Tanks delivered literally an hour after I phoned him! :thumbsup2:
     
  6. Mickbott

    Mickbott New Member

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    Reasonably priced too
    Ive been using them as swirl filters and mineralisation tanks
    he's got inc and buckets sometimes as well
     
  7. Mel Redcap

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    That's my plan for two of them - RFF and mineralisation tank. The others are probably going to become wicking beds for a blueberry and... whatever else I feel like putting in there. :p
     

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